The characteristics of the mobile Intel Alder Lake HX were revealed

The characteristics of the mobile Intel Alder Lake-HX were revealed – up to 16 cores with a frequency of up to 5 GHz, support for DDR5, PCIe 5.0 and manual overclocking

Intel will unveil a new line of Alder Lake HX processors at the Vision 2022 conference, taking place May 10-11. These are the first mobile chips equipped with 16 physical cores and supporting the PCIe 5.0 interface.

    Image source: VideoCardz

Image source: VideoCardz

The special feature of the Alder Lake HX processors is that they are actually desktop processors, but they are built into a BGA housing. One of the promotional slides found on the VideoCardz portal confirms that Alder Lake-HX have almost the same dimensions as desktop LGA versions (45×37.5mm) of Alder Lake-S. The difference is observed only in the height of the processor. For mobile phones it is 2.0 mm instead of 4.4 mm.

However, Alder Lake-HX don’t just stand out because of their size. This is a new series of chips with a nominal TDP of 55W designed for high-performance gaming and enthusiast-class workstations. Unlike other mobile series from Alder Lake, it offers more physical cores, more performance and support for more PCIe lanes.

Intel Alder Lake-HX are the first mobile processors to offer PCIe 5.0 support. In total, the chips support 48 PCIe lanes (16 PCIe 5.0 lanes, 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes and 12 PCIe 3.0 lanes). In comparison, the Alder Lake-H mobile processor series supports 28 PCIe lanes (16 PCIe 4.0 lanes and 12 PCIe 3.0 lanes).

The new Alder Lake HXs work with DDR5 RAM, support XMP 3.0 RAM overclocking profiles and the new Dynamic Memory Boost function. In addition, this chip series supports overclocking of energy-efficient Gracemont cores and works with the overclocking software Intel Speed ​​​​​​Optimizer and Extreme Tuning Utility.

The specifications of the Alder Lake-HX confirm previous rumours. The series will include 7 processor models with a number of cores from 8 to 16. The maximum frequency of the main Golden Cove cores reaches 5.0 GHz, and the energy-efficient ones work up to 3.6 GHz. The chips have 12MB to 30MB L3 cache, a base TDP of 55W and a peak power consumption of 157W.

The processors are equipped with integrated Iris Xe graphics with 16-32 execution units operating at a frequency of 1.3-1.55 GHz. Also, Intel will apparently introduce vPro versions of some models of these processors, characterized by support for various protection tools for business users.

What is curious is that some companies did not wait for the official announcement of Alder Lake HX processors and have already started to present their products based on them. Gigabyte and Dell, for example, are excellent.

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