Intel Alder Lake P and U skins
Intel Alder Lake P and U skins
Last January the presentation of Intel processors was caused Alder Lake series H, series P and series U. The distinction of all these series by letters was, as we told you at the time, something fundamental, since represents the specialization of all of them in a precise aspect.
In this way, the H series focuses on suggesting the maximum viable performance, the P series seeks a better balance between performance and mobility, and the U series prioritizes mobility.
Just a few days ago I had the opportunity to evaluate a laptop supported by the Intel Core i9-12900H processor, a chip that falls within the range of prominent performance, and as we told you in our analysis of the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR G17, its performance was simply fabulous, both single threaded and multithreaded.
There is no doubt that Intel did an amazing job with Alder Lake, and that it has also been successful in moving its hybrid design to the portable realm.
Intel Alder Lake-P and U: Capacity without Compromises
Intel Alder Lake-P and U processors uphold each and every one of the key values with which the chip's hugeness made a difference, introducing both hybrid design, with prominent performance cores and high-efficiency cores, as well as support of new generation standards, such as LPDDR5 memory.
The Intel Alder Lake-P series has an identical package to the H-series models, but decrease the TDP from 45 to 28 watts, which makes it much faster and more solid to integrate into teams.
For its part, the Intel Alder Lake-U processors will be available in 2 editions, one configured with a maximum TDP of 15 watts and another with a TDP of just 9 watts.
As we can see in the attached image, the size of its packages will be smaller, something that, together with its low energy consumption, will make its use viable to create very fast, thin and solid laptops.
They can also be used to make new designs and fashion components.
Intel Alder Lake-P processors ensure boost performance up to a 70%, are aimed at those customers who want to enjoy the highlights of the 2 worlds, that is, a prominent level of capacity, a new generation interface and optimal graphics performance without the need to give up, for this reason, ultraportable designs. much faster and slimmer.
In the image that you will find just below these lines you can see the distribution of elements that make up an Intel Alder Lake-P processor. Yes, there are many that it would be much fairer to call it "SoC" directly.
In its much stronger version, an Alder Lake-P chip integrates a configuration of 6 high-performance cores based on the Golden Cove architecture and 8 high-efficiency cores based on the Gracemont architecture, leaving us with a total of 14 cores and 20 threads.
The job of coordinating those cores is done by the Intel Thread Directive system.
The GPU inside uses the Xe architecture and can have up to 96 execution entities.
As for the rest, we have the possibility to highlight the memory support DDR4-DDR5 and LPDDR4-LPDDR5, such as compatibility with the Wi-Fi 6E standard.
The image that you will find just above these lines shows us each and every one of the keys of the Intel Alder Lake-U processors in its 2 variations, one with a TDP of 15 watts that has a 50 x 25 x 1.3mm, and another of 9 watts whose package is much smaller (28.5 x 19 x 1.1mm).
The two editions show visible differences, but we note that the essentials are still in the 9-watt version, which works with LPDDR4 and LPDDR5 memories, accepts 2 Thunderbolt 4 connectors and comes with Wi-Fi 6E.
These processors will come in configurations with up to 2 high-performance cores and 8 high-efficiency cores, which translates to a maximum of ten cores and 12 threads, an amazing number knowing that we are talking about chips with a TDP of between 9 and 15 watts, and that these are, in addition to this, accompanied by a new generation graphics solution.
In both images that I leave just above these lines you can see the peculiarities of the different models that the huge chip is planning to publish in its Intel Alder Lake-P and U series, introducing the Pentium and Celeron, which are going to have a configuration very curious: 1 Prominent Performance Core and 4 High Efficiency Cores, without HyperThreading.
these collect your professional data, introducing the proportion of execution entities that the GPU of each model brings, their consumption both in normal mode and in turbo mode, the cache proportions and the work speeds that they have the possibility of achieving.
The next image shows us an understanding with each and every one of the keys that integrates the new interface used by Intel Alder Lake-P and U processors.
As we can see, we have everything you need to enjoy a perfect and state-of-the-art experience.
This ensures, again, that Intel has known how to make value by going beyond barbaric performance.
We have the opportunity to highlight in particular the support of WiFi 6E, which we have previously mentioned, the 5G, the connectors Thunderbolt 4 and the technologies of optimization of the image in video calls.
The next image is also very interesting.
In it we have an understanding with the important elements that the third generation Evo interface seeks to ensure:
- Much more capable collaboration.
- A much more consistent response.
- Much more than 8 hours of real autonomy.
- Restoration in less than a second from the perfect sleep mode.
- Quick recharge: at least 4 hours of autonomy with only 30 minutes of charging.
Performance of the Intel Alder Lake-P and U
We are now going to talk about the performance of the recent Intel Alder Lake-P and U processors.
the first graph shows us that optimization of up to 70% performance in multithreading to which we previously referred, and in the other graphs we can consult much more specific outcomes in different apps, which allows us to make a very clear concept of the leap that these new processors represent, compared to previous generations.
In the last image we have multiple gaming performance tests using the Intel Iris Xe GPU that the new Intel Alder Lake-P processors have inside, and it is clear that the results are very good, so much so that they affirm that we will be able to use these incorporated resolutions to have fun with guarantees in 1080p.
I remind you that you can enlarge each and every one of the images by clicking on them.
My conclusions, after investigating all this information, are very clear. The Intel Alder Lake-P processors undoubtedly materialize as a very interesting alternative for those who wish to enjoy a prominent level of performance and of a good level of mobility and autonomy, while Intel Alder Lake-U processors are special for those who need prioritize mobility, although they do not want to give up optimum performance for this reason, nor the virtues of a new generation interface.