Alder Lake-H P and U
Alder Lake-H P and U: the twelfth generation Mobile
It is a key release for Intel and, much more specifically, for Alder Lake, its twelfth generation.
And it so happens that his much more than considerable debut with Alder Lake-S, has taken advantage of CES 2022 to show us a plethora of families aimed at multiple market segments, with processors that cover a uniquely wide range, thus guaranteeing that individuals such as assemblers will always have a chip that fits what they need for each term of system they wish to assemble.
And also Regarding laptops, today we saw three new series:
Alder Lake-H (one with the multiplier unlocked),
Alder Lake-P and Alder Lake-U, which bring each and every one of the news of the architecture of the twelfth generation to a ghost that goes from gaming equipment, of which the most remarkable viable performance is always estimated, to mobility resolutions much lighter and more efficient in terms of autonomy.
In each and every one of the cases, of course, taking advantage of the news, regarding its architecture, of Alder Lake.
AND the focus is, of course, on the H family, the top of the range in terms of performance, and that's where we're going to find chips from up to 14 cores and 20 threads (six high-performance cores and eight high-efficiency cores), with up to five gigahertz maximum continuity, 24 megabytes of L3 cache, and all with a basic consumption (without turbo) only 45 watts.
In other words, what it provides us, specifically, the chip Intel Core i9-12900H, of which in addition to this we will also be able to get a version with the unlocked multiplier, the Core i9-12900HK, which will allow us to put its performance to the maximum.
With these 2 models as found in the range and representatives of the i9 family, the initiative continues with three other Core I7 chips, 2 of them with information quite close to that of the 2 i9 (i7-12800H and also i7-12700H) and a third, the i7-12650H, with ten cores (six performance and 4 efficiency) and 16 threads, which we can refer to as the midpoint of Alder Lake-H.
And as an "entry point" (and I put it in quotes because we keep in mind that we are talking about the high performance initiative of Intel for laptops with Alder Lake) we can find three Core i5 processors: the i5-12600H and also the i5-12500H, both with 12 cores (4 for performance and 8 for efficiency) and 16 threads, 18 megabytes of L3 cache and up to 4.5 gigahertz, and The Core i5-12450H closes the list, which has eight cores (4 for performance and 4 for efficiency), reaches up to 4.4 gigahertz and has 12 megabytes of L3 cache.
For all those who seek a much more intermediate point between performance and consumption, the initiative is Alder Lake-P, a family of chips with a base consumption of 28 watts and where the top of the range is the Intel Core i7-1280P, with 14 cores (six performance and eight efficiency) for a total of 20 threads, with the ability to achieve a continuity of 4.8 gigahertz and with 24 megabytes of L3 cache.
With Alder Lake-P, as you can see in the table below, the initiative of Intel are three integrated i7, 2 integrated i5 and a Core i3 with the ability to scale up to 4.4 gigahertz.
Laptops with a spare battery life of ten hours? Ultralight and small format laptops with optimal performance but, more than anything, with great efficiency? The twelfth generation's reply to these claims is undoubtedly intel alder Lake-U, a family that is distributed in parallel in 2 huge blocks based on their base consumption, 15 and 9 watts, in which, in addition to this, we can also find representatives of the historical but still current Celeron and Pentium families.
Alder Lake-H: The news of the new generation
Whenever we talk about an exclusive generation, quite a few people condense the talk into performance. And that is understandable, of course, since the usual thing is to wait for an important jump in this sense.
And after the very difficult that AMD was making it (and continues to be doing), it was necessary for Intel to hit the table, something that it undoubtedly did with Alder Lake, as we now saw with the S family months ago.
However, to talk only about performance is to stay with a tremendously simplistic approach, since the user does not only live in gigahertz, it is also essential that, from his hand, deployment of new technologies, such as advances that improve performance and that facilitate an exclusive vision of the future.
And it so happens that without it, without evolution, we might still be using dumb platforms connected to huge servers on which all the heavy lifting would fall.
In this regard, through Alder Lake a colossal group of news arrived, which the H family makes the most of.
The main one, undoubtedly, is hybrid architecture, a model that we are familiar with from ARM chipsets, but starting on the x86 planet through Intel.
This model, considerably more malleable but also much more complex, is managed thanks to technology Intel Thread Directive, which acts by sharing the work in a capable way, not only to improve performance, but rather also the efficiency of the system.
In this way, with each and every one of these updates, as Intel has told us Alder Lake-H performance would rank as the outright winner when it comes to smart mobile interface, advancing not only (and as might be expected) its predecessor, but rather also those integrated by AMD and Apple, as you can see in the upper graph, where the maximum range of this new generation is equated, the Core i9 -12900HK, which we told you about at the beginning of this product, with the Apple M1 Max announced last October, and with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, the maximum range of AMD for laptops.
Intel Evo: Alder Lake also reaches Intel certification
While power is to be found in every single Alder Lake chip, thanks to the debut of the hybrid architecture, Intel Evo certification is paradigmatic in this regard, since each and every one of the elements of the systems that opt for exactly the same have to meet a sequence of conditions that ensure that we are not only talking about laptops, but rather about resolutions designed with mobility very much in mind.
In the third iteration of the certification, we can find a really rigorous list of requirements, and from which the following elements can be highlighted:
- Employment of SoC Alder Lake.
- Intel WiFi 6E connectivity.
- Active Noise Reduction System
- Full HD camera.
All of the above, of course, plus the stringent requirements above, related to battery life, instant-start capability, and fast-charging capabilities, for example.
In addition to this, among the much more attractive news is the arrival of information aimed at gadgets with folding screens, a market that is exploding in the smartphone ecosystem, and should not take much longer to reach the world of laptops.