Intel is already testing Raptor Lake HX high performance mobile chips
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Intel is already testing Raptor Lake-HX high-performance mobile chips

Intel released high-performance Alder Lake HX mobile processors in May this year. However, the web has already revealed the first leak to one of its successors – the mobile processor of the upcoming high-performance series Raptor Lake-HX. The database of the BAPCo CrossMark website published information about the sample of the 14-core and 20-thread core i5-13600HX.

    Image source: Intel

Image source: Intel

Although test data suggests the chip was tested as part of a desktop platform, the HX-series processors are actually desktop chips but in a mobile package. The mobile Alder Lake HX series features 16-core processors with eight powerful and eight energy-efficient cores, similar to desktop Alder Lake S variants.

    Image source: BAPCo

Image source: BAPCo

The 14-core, 20-thread configuration of the Core i5-13600HX suggests that Intel will increase the number of high-performance cores in the mid-range Raptor Lake-HX by two. Unfortunately, there is no information about the clock frequency of the cores or the power consumption of the Core i5-13600HX. Although it is very likely that Intel will continue to release new-generation HX-series models with a TDP of 55W, which will allow for a smooth transition of current Alder Lake HX-based laptops to the new platform.

In terms of performance, the Core i5-13600HX sample is still lower than the Core i7-12700H (TDP 45W) with the same core configuration and being part of a similar assembly with 32GB of DDR4-3200 RAM. This is pretty obvious though as we are talking about a very early engineering sample of the new series.

    Image source: BAPCo

Image source: BAPCo

Still, it’s a little surprising that active testing of the 13th Gen Intel Core Mobile HX series began less than four months after the release of its predecessors.

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