Laptops with hybrid designs can now use Intel’s 12th generation H CPUs
The new CPUs have up to six performance cores and eight efficiency cores in a hybrid design. There will be significant improvements in performance, but the battery life will remain excellent. This is the first time Intel has implemented this design on a laptop computer.
It is based on Intel’s superior 10nm technology and is rated for 45W. (though will likely push way past that under load). DDR5-4800 and low-power LPDDR5-5200 RAM are supported by the processors, which could improve performance.
A significant increase in performance can be seen as a result. By Intel’s own estimates, the i9-12900HK is up to 44% quicker in PugetBench and 30% faster in Blender than the i9-11900HK.
Both AMD’s Ryzen R9 5900HX and Apple’s M1 Max are beaten by Intel’s CPU on both tests.
The 12th-generation Intel processors will be available in thin and light laptops in the first quarter of 2017. Both the U and P processor lines will have up to 6 performance and 8 efficiency cores, while the U line is designed for smaller laptops and the P line is designed for more powerful thin-and-light laptops.
The 12th-generation H laptop processors from Intel will be available in Q1 of 2019.