CES 2022: Intel announces new 12th Gen Core processors, Arc GPU availability for partners, Intel Evo and vPro enhancements

Over at CES 2022, Intel has announced several new products covering the spectrum of mobile and desktop GPUs, and discreet GPUs alongside several facelifts for its Intel Evo certification and vPro sub-category offerings. Let’s take a look.

P-Core + E-Core Combo for Laptops

We’ll start things off with the fresh new 12th Gen Intel Core mobile processors that expand Team Blue’s hybrid architecture towards the mobile platforms that are reportedly 40% faster than the previous generations and to express they are serious, a whopping 28 SKUs are introduced across 3 separate categories: Powerful H-series, Efficient P-series, and Low-Power U-series so that everyone from heavy tasks of gaming to data-intensive applications down to small-scale business machines, everyone’s got a chance at enjoying the new architecture.

Strangely enough, even though the desktop counterparts officially support PCIe 5.0 albeit there are no consumer class components on sale yet, the 12th Gen mobile chips are shipped with only PCIe 4.0 and even lesser lanes at just 16 versus the 20 of the 11th Gen’s. Whether or not if this will cause a bottleneck towards PCIe devices especially the GPU part, only time will tell. But to be fair, OEM will get to decide whether they will be using DDR4, LPDDR4, or DDR5 RAM as the main system memory, but of course, this is going to complicate things towards the non-tech-savvy customers.

Additionally, Intel also dished out their own dynamic power shifting algorithm in the form of Intel Deep Link and with all the existing 12th Gen goodness such as native Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E chipset and Thunderbolt 4 support. Oh, before closing off this section, selected SKUs are categorized within the new Intel vPro classification of Enterprise and Essential in which the former receives full feature sets of premium security, high-grade computing, modern manageability, and stability while the latter covers only the foundation and basics for those who are not in the full-blown multi-million dollar business.

Here’s what the 12th Gen Intel Core H-series, P-series, and U-series mobile processor will look like from a figurative standpoint.

H-series

 

Cores / Threads

P-core / E-core Base Clock (GHz)

P-core/ E-core Max Turbo (GHz)

Cache (MB)

Graphics

Base Power (W)

Max Turbo Power (W)

Intel vPro

Intel Core i9-12900HK

6P + 8E (20T)

2.5 / 1.8

5.0 / 3.8

24

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 96EU @ 1.45GHz

45

115

Essentials

Intel Core i9-12900H

6P + 8E (20T)

2.5 / 1.8

5.0 / 3.8

24

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 96EU @ 1.45GHz

45

115

Enterprise

Intel Core i7-12800H

6P + 8E (20T)

2.4 / 1.8

4.8 / 3.7

24

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 96EU @ 1.4GHz

45

115

Enterprise

Intel Core i7-12700H

6P + 8E (20T)

2.3 / 1.7

4.7 / 3.5

24

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 96EU @ 1.4GHz

45

115

Essentials

Intel Core i7-12650H

6P + 4E (16T)

2.3 / 1.7

4.7 / 3.5

24

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 64EU @ 1.4GHz

45 115

Intel Core i5-12600H

4P + 8E (16T)

2.7 / 2.0

4.5 / 3.3

18

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 80EU @ 1.4GHz

45 95 Enterprise

Intel Core i5-12500H

4P + 8E (16T)

2.5 / 1.8

4.5 / 3.3

18

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 80EU @ 1.3GHz

45 95 Essentials

Intel Core i5-12450H

4P + 4E (12T)

2.0 / 1.5

4.4 / 3.3

12

Intel UHD Graphics, 48EU @ 1.2GHz

45 95

P-series

  Cores / Threads

P-core / E-core Base Clock (GHz)

P-core/ E-core Max Turbo (GHz)

Cache (MB)

Graphics

Base Power (W)

Max Turbo Power (W)

Intel vPro

Intel Core i7-1280P

6P + 8E (20T)

1.8 / 1.3

4.8 / 3.6

24

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 96EU @ 1.45GHz

28

64

Enterprise

Intel Core i7-1270P

4P + 8E (16T)

2.2 / 1.6C

4.8 / 3.5

18

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 96EU @ 1.4GHz

28

64

Enterprise

Intel Core i7-1260P

4P + 8E (16T)

2.1 / 1.5

4.7 / 3.4

18

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 96EU @ 1.4GHz

28

64W

Essentials

Intel Core i5-1250P

4P + 8E (16T)

1.7 / 1.2

4.4 / 3.3

12

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 80EU @ 1.4GHz

28

64

Enterprise

Intel Core i5-1240P

4P + 8E (16T)

1.7 / 1.2

4.4 / 3.3

12

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 80EU @ 1.3GHz

28

64

Essentials

Intel Core i3-1220P

2P + 8E (12T)

1.5 / 1.1

4.4 / 3.3

12

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 64EU @ 1.1GHz

28

64

U-series

 

Cores / Threads

P-core / E-core Base Clock (GHz)

P-core/ E-core Max Turbo (GHz)

Cache (MB)

Graphics

Base Power (W)

Max Turbo Power (W)

Intel vPro

Intel Core i7-1265U

2P + 8E (12T)

1.8 / 1.3

4.8 / 3.6

12

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 96EU @ 1.25GHz

15

55

Enterprise

Intel Core i7-1255U

2P + 8E (12T)

1.7 / 1.2

4.7 / 3.5

12

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 96EU @ 1.25GHz

15

55

Essentials

Intel Core i5-1245U

12P + 8E (12T)

1.6 / 1.2

4.4 / 3.3

12

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 80EU @ 1.2GHz

15

55

Enterprise

Intel Core i5-1235U

12P + 8E (12T)

1.3 / 0.9

4.4 / 3.3

12

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 80EU @ 1.2GHz

15

55

Essentials

Intel Core i3-1215U

2P + 4E (8T)

1.2 / 0.9

4.4 / 3.3

10

Intel UHD Graphics, 64EU @ 1.1GHz

15

55

Intel Pentium 8505 1P + 4E (6T) 1.2 / 0.9 4.4 / 3.3 8 Intel UHD Graphics, 48EU @ 1.1GHz 15 55

Intel Celeron 7305

1P + 4E (6T)

1.1 / 0.9

8

Intel UHD Graphics, 48EU @ 1.1GHz

15

55

Intel Core i7-1260U

2P + 8E (12T)

1.1 / 0.8

4.7 / 3.5

12

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 96EU @ 0.95GHz

9

29

Enterprise

Intel Core i7-1250U

2P + 8E (12T)

1.1 / 0.8

4.7 / 3.5

12

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 96EU @ 0.95GHz

9

29

Essentials

Intel Core i5-1240U

2P + 8E (12T)

1.1 / 0.8

4.4 / 3.3

12

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 80EU @ 0.90GHz

9

29

Enterprise

Intel Core i5-1230U

2P + 8E (12T)

1.0 / 0.7

4.4 / 3.3

12

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 80EU @ 0.85GHz

9

29

Essentials

Intel Core i3-1210U

2P + 4E (8T)

1.0 / 0.7

4.4 / 3.3

10

Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 64EU @ 0.95GHz

9

29

Intel Pentium 8500

1P + 4E (6T)

1.0 / 0.7

4.4 / 3.3

8

Intel UHD Graphics, 48EU @ 0.8GHz

9

29

Intel Celeron 7300

1P + 4E (6T)

1.0 / 0.7

8

Intel UHD Graphics, 48EU @ 0.8GHz

9

29

12th Gen Locked Desktop CPUs, 600 series H and B Class platforms, new Laminar Cooler

The desktop side of things also gets some new models on the line through the so-called “Locked” chips which don’t carry the K annotation for “Unlocked” which means no innate overclocking capabilities in exchange for a slightly lower price tag alongside the official introduction of the H670, B660, and H510 which is the go-to combo for those who are not looking into pushing their rigs to the very limit. Dropping off certain premium features here and there, Intel is also happy to keep the PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 support for these 3 new platforms and there’s only one reason for this: They want to be the earliest to do it and they want the adoption rate to jump up real fast. But hey, that’s some future-proof for us consumers which is great.

Announced with the new desktop CPUs are the brand new Luminar coolers of models RH1, RM1, and RS1 from left to right. As you might have figured out, the left one is for the Core i9s while the middle is for the Core i7s, Core i5s, and Core i3s while the right one is for the Pentiums and Celerons and yes, they are bundled with the “Locked” CPUs and not the “Unlocked” K-series. While the RM1 and RS1 maintain almost a standard design, the RH1 did have a little bit of R&D fun because there’s controllable ARGB now. Officially supporting the “RGB Gamer Essence” now eh.

Anyway, you may want to know about the specs sheet for these “Locked” chips and it’s down below.

65W Models

 

Cores / Threads

P-core / E-core Base Clock (GHz)

Max Turbo (GHz)

Single P-core / Single E-core Turbo (GHz)

Intel Smart Cache (L3) (MB)

TDP (W)

Max Turbo Power (W)

iGPU

Intel Core i9-12900

8P + 8E (24T)

2.4 / 1.8

5.1

5.0 / 3.8

30

65

202

Intel UHD Graphics 770

Intel Core i9-12900F 8P + 8E (24T) 2.4 / 1.8 5.1 5.0 / 3.8 30

65

202

Intel Core i7-12700

8P + 4E (20T)

2.1 / 1.6

4.9

4.8 / 3.6

25

65

180

Intel UHD Graphics 770

Intel Core i7-12700F

8P + 4E (20T)

2.1 / 1.6

4.9

4.8 / 3.6

25

65

180

Intel Core i5-12600

6P + 0E (12T)

3.3

4.8

18

65

117

Intel UHD Graphics 770

Intel Core i5-12500

6P + 0E (12T)

3.0

4.6

18

65

117

Intel UHD Graphics 770

Intel Core i5-12400

6P + 0E (12T)

2.5

4.4

18

65

117

Intel UHD Graphics 730

Intel Core i5-12400F

6P + 0E (12T)

2.5

4.4

18

65

117

Intel Core i3-12300

4P + 0E (8T)

3.5

4.4

12

60

89

Intel UHD Graphics 730

Intel Core i3-12100

4P + 0E (8T)

3.3

4.3

12

60

89

Intel UHD Graphics 730

Intel Core i3-12100F

4P + 0E (8T)

3.3

4.3

12

58

89

35W Models

Cores / Threads

P-core / E-core Base Clock (GHz)

Max Turbo (GHz)

Single P-core / Single E-core Turbo (GHz)

Intel Smart Cache (L3) (MB)

TDP (W)

Max Turbo Power (W)

iGPU

Intel Core i9-12900T

8P + 8E (24T)

1.4 / 1.0

4.9

4.8 / 3.6

30

35

106

Intel UHD Graphics 770

Intel Core i7-12700T

8P + 4E (20T)

1.4 / 1.0

4.7

4.6 / 3.4

25

35

99

Intel UHD Graphics 770

Intel Core i5-12600T 6P + 0E (12T) 2.1 4.6 18

35

74

Intel UHD Graphics 770

Intel Core i5-12500T

6P + 0E (12T)

2.0

4.4

18

35

74

Intel UHD Graphics 770

Intel Core i5-12400T

6P + 0E (12T)

1.8

4.2

12

35

74

Intel UHD Graphics 730

Intel Core i3-12300T

4P + 0E (8T)

2.3

4.2

12

35

69

Intel UHD Graphics 730

Intel Core i3-12100T 4P + 0E (8T) 2.2 4.1 12 35 69

Intel UHD Graphics 730

Pentium + Celeron

 

Cores / Threads

P-core / E-core Base Clock (GHz)

Max Turbo (GHz)

Single P-core / Single E-core Turbo (GHz)

Intel Smart Cache (L3) (MB)

TDP (W)

Max Turbo Power (W)

iGPU

Intel Pentium Gold G7400

2P + 0E (4T)

3.7

6

46

Intel UHD Graphics 710

Intel Pentium Gold G7400T

2P + 0E (4T)

3.1

4 35 Intel UHD Graphics 710

Intel Celeron G6900

2P + 0E (2T)

3.4

6

46

Intel UHD Graphics 710

Intel Celeron G6900T

2P + 0E (2T)

2.8

4

35

Intel UHD Graphics 710

3rd Edition Intel Evo

The launch of the 12th Gen Intel Core mobile processors also brought in the 3rd edition of the Intel Evo platform which has been updated and refreshed with the latest hardware requirement lists of a 12th Gen SoC for guaranteed performance, Wi-Fi 6E for absolute connection quality, dynamic background noise suppression with FHD webcam to provide the best conference call quality and more. In terms of user experience, the new certified machines must provide on-demand responsiveness, long battery life, instant wake to resume back productivity tasks immediately, fast charge for eliminating wired downtimes, and such. At least buyers will know that the devices that are coming out this year with this certification are business-ready to serve at any time.

“Alchemist” Intel Arc Discreet GPU

To close off, Intel has revealed that OEM partners have already received shipments of the Intel Arc GPUs with more than 50 desktop and mobile derivatives from brands like Acer, ASUS, Clevo, Dell, GIGABYTE, Haier, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, MSI, NEC and more to be pushed out in the near future. Armed with modern techs including hardware-accelerated ray tracing, AI-driven supersampling in the name of the Xe Super Sampling (XeSS), etc, game studios are already in works with dev kits to start and adapting to the architecture with titles like Death Stranding by Kojima Production announcing exclusive optimizations towards the Alchemist GPU and of course, the 12th Gen Intel Core CPUs for that matter. We can see how good they are actually are when they are out officially.

With yet another hybrid architecture reaching its hands towards the mobile market, perhaps the war between x86 and ARM would spark off soon?

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