Intel has begun shipping its next-gen Alder Lake-P notebook processor to its OEM/ODM partners. This was revealed by Gregory Bryant, the GM, and VP of Intel’s Client Computing Group earlier today on Twitter. The 12th Gen mobile processors (like their desktop counterparts) feature a hybrid core architecture with up to 14 cores. Out of these, eight will be the low-power “Gracemont” cores and the remaining six will be the high-performance “Golden Cove” cores.
Previously known as the U and H series, the Alder Lake-P lineup will consist of two product stacks: The low-power (15-28W) stack with a total of up to 10 cores, 2 Golden Cove, and 8 efficiency cores, and the high-performance (45-55W) stack with up to 14 cores, 6 Golden Cove, and 8 efficiency cores.
The Alder Lake-P processors are expected to be announced at CES 2022 (early January). AMD’s rival Rembrandt lineup is also slated to be unveiled during the event. Featuring Zen 3+ cores on TSMC’s 6nm node, and up to 11 RDNA 2 compute units, the two processor families should offer a solid performance boost over their contemporary rivals.