Intel starts shipping Alder Lake-P CPUs to laptop manufacturers with the potential for big performance gains in Windows laptops ↺
Intel has started shipping its latest 12th gen Alder Lake mobile processors to laptop manufacturers. Gregory M Bryant, Intel’s Executive Vice President, announced on Twitter that the company has begun delivering its “high-performance mobile processors to customers”, dubbing it as a big milestone for the team. Dubbed the Alder Lake-P, the CPUs are built on the same microarchitecture as the desktop chips but are expected to feature lower TDPs and core counts.
We’ve previously reported that Alder Lake-P CPUs will come in three flavors: a lower-end SKU with up to 10 cores and two higher-end SKUs with up to 14 cores. The lower-end 12th gen mobile chips will allegedly feature two powerful Golden Cove performance cores (P), while the higher-end chips will have four to six P cores depending upon the CPU. Both SKUs will have eight Gracemont efficiency cores (E). For instance, a Geekbench entry for the Intel Core i9-12900HK showed that the chip packs 14 cores and 20 threads with a 2.89 GHz base and a 5 GHz boost clock.
All leaks point to big performance gains on thin and light notebooks using Alder Lake-P chips. Just a week ago we exclusively reported on the phenomenal performance of the Core i7-12700H. With the delivery of Alder Lake-P chips now underway, Windows fans won’t have to wait long for laptops with M1 Max beating performance.
Another incredible 12th Gen @intel Core milestone: today, we began shipping our high-performance mobile processors to customers! Congratulations to our Intel teams around the globe for their hard work & commitment in delivering this product. #IntelCore pic.twitter.com/72Glbo4qZo— Gregory M Bryant (@gregorymbryant) November 22, 2021