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Today marked the start of CES 2023. All of big tech gather at this event to market and reveal their products. Intel was no different.
The keynote from Intel was primarily focused on the reveal of new desktop and mobile processors from the company.
13th gen mobile
Although the keynote began with recaps of the performance brought by raptor lake, the keynote’s main focus was on Intel’s new mobile processors.
Featured below, the hosts revealed the new high laptop processors by their power draw. As per usual, the HX processors were given the most love.
The i9-13980HX was the star of the entire show, boasting a 24-core, 32-thread package with 8 Performance and 16 Efficient cores. It also has a boost frequency of 5.6 GHz with a base of 2.2 GHz on the performance cores. On the efficient cores, it maintains a comparatively modest 4.0 GHz boost and 1.6 GHz base.
Strangely, only the 13950HX was shown in benchmarks, boasting significant performance uplifts over last-generation Alder Lake processors and similar processors from AMD and Apple, despite being slightly worse than the 13980HX by turbo frequency.
Besides the i9-13980HX and 13950HX, Intel revealed a lower-clocked i9-13900HX with the same core counts, cache, and power consumption. The 13900HX is just lower clocked than both the 13950HX and 13980HX.
There were also multiple lower-end models from the i7 and i5 families that also got the HX name. All of these lower-performance processors have the same 55W base power and 157W boost power as the i9s, just with lower clocks and core counts.
Beyond hardware, Intel also showed off their new Unison software. Unison allows users to link their phones with their desktops and seamlessly work with both devices on the desktop. This is very similar to the existing Windows Link to Phone application that can be installed from the Microsoft Store.
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