Intel unveiled the 13th generation (Raptor Lake) of its core processors for notebooks at CES 2023 (Consumer Electronics Show, January 5 to 8, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada). You can find out which laptop CPUs will soon be on the market at COMPUTER BILD.
Raptor: One generation, four families
Intel brings four processor groups onto the market. Namely: HX-, H, P- and U-Series. The first two convince with their brute performance and are intended for gamers or so-called creative people (video producers, YouTubers, graphic designers). The latter should serve the everyday needs of normal users, i.e. be used mainly for Office products or for surfing.
HX & H Series: Brute power
The HX series has nine representatives, which you can find in detail in the table below. Intel’s new flagship laptop CPU is called the Core i9-13980HX. The manufacturer is thus building the first 24-core processor into a notebook. How fast it is cannot yet be said without a test, but the manufacturer confidently speaks of the currently fastest processor for notebooks. But the H series also stands for power. If you still need more power, you can be happy: The HX and HK model series can be overclocked. Whether this is really necessary is another piece of paper. If you believe Intel’s performance forecasts, the new processors are up to 49 percent faster than the previous generation CPUs.
Good: All Raptors support memory (RAM) of the types DDR4 and DDR5 as well as fifth generation PCI-Express. Speaking of RAM: The CPUs can access a maximum of 128 gigabytes of RAM – as long as that many bars fit on a laptop mainboard. Of course, the latest Wifi, Bluetooth and USB protocols such as Thunderbolt 4 are supported.
The economical ones: P series and U series
The manufacturer wants to supply ultrabooks and notebooks for work with CPUs from the P and U series. These are also quite strong, but require significantly less energy and therefore do not run as hot. This means: They can also be installed in smaller housings, since large fans are not necessary. As a rule, the series lacks separate graphics chips, so users have to be satisfied with an improved Iris Xe onboard GPU.
Prices and Availability
Intel announces more than 300 designs to be available throughout the year. Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Razer, Republic of Gamers and Samsung, among others, are probably installing the new processors in their notebooks. It is currently unclear when the devices and CPUs will appear. And there are only rumors about the prices at the moment.