The 12th Gen Intel® Core™ H-Series laptops have arrived, to do what Intel has been doing for decades now: shake up the world of computing and push the limits of what you can do with a gaming laptop. These are truly built for the next generation of Gaming.
Here, the12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900HK is leading the line– a processing powerhouse that could well be the best one since the Half-Life 2 CD back in 2004. Of course, back then not even Gordon Freeman would’ve imagined that one day a system could support up to 5.0GHz clock speeds and a hybrid 14-core architecture or a DDR5 RAM and PCIe Gen 4.
Yes, the i9-12900HK has 6 Performance Cores and 8 Efficiency Cores in total. For the uninitiated, Performance Cores are physically bigger and optimised for single-threaded performance, while the smaller Efficiency Cores focus on multi-core performance, and are designed for handling a huge number of background processes. Thanks to the trailblazing technology, you can expect an average of 40%* better speed as compared to the previous generation.
So how does all that impact your Gaming? First up, the multi-threaded performance means that content creators can stream and game at the same time without suffering performance hits, while the Intel® Thread Director will prioritise background tasks accordingly so that you’re eking every frame possible from your gaming laptop. To top it all off, the Intel® Turbo Boost Technology kicks in during peak loads (i.e. while Gaming and streaming at the same time) to max out those clock speeds and give you a precious top-up of FPS when you need it the most.
Then there are all the extras, those under-the-hood intangibles that bolster your experience in their own ways. The Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) is the biggest leap in Wi-Fi tech in years, lowering latency to give you the edge in online games. DDR5 support means your Core™ i9 delivers top speeds as you stream, game and chat. Finally, Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 supports multiple 4K monitors – a must for serious creators with serious setups.
The Intel® Core™ i9-12900HK has you covered for high-end Gaming, but that can slightly be an overkill for those who don’t need to max out frame rates while leaving a ton of browser tabs open (it’s OK, we all do it). That’s where the variants of 12th-Gen Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 come in. The i7-12800H, for instance, has the same 14-core distribution as the i9, just with 4.8GHz max clock speeds. The i5-12600H, meanwhile, has 4 Performance Cores and 8 Efficiency Cores, clocking up to 4.5GHz – more than enough to smoothly see you through everyday tasks, video production and Gaming.
There are a lot of Intel-powered laptops to choose from, so you can match the exact model of Intel’s latest mobile CPUs to your budget and needs. At this point, Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and MSI have already launched their new laptop lines packing the 12th-Gen Intel® mobile CPUs, with plenty more in the pipeline. You can check out these laptops, and many more powered by Intel, over at their official site.
Internal tests at Intel have already shown Intel’s 12th generation to beat some stellar competition.The tests from the company have shown higher FPS gains of up to 66%** in League of Legends, up to 59%** in CS:GO and even up to 49%** in a single-player game like Hitman 3: Dartmoor.
Of course, there’s no better way to test Intel’s claims of the i9 being a great processor than by getting your own hands on it. Well, with the launch of the new laptop line, you’re just a few steps away from the next big thing in the world of mobile Gaming.
**Based on superior performance of 12th Gen Intel® Core™i9-12900HK on the majority of the 31 game titles tested as measured by frames per second or turn time on similarly configured systems with 11th gen Intel® Core™i9-11980HK, or Ryzen 9 5900HX processors.
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