Intel Launches World’s First 24 Core Mobile CPU: Core i9-13980HX with a Boost Clock of 5.6GHz

Intel launched the world’s first 24-core mobile processor for gaming laptops on the first day of CES today. Derived from the Raptor Lake-S lineup, the HX lineup will offer true desktop-grade performance in a mobile form factor. The Core i9-13980HX will leverage the same die as the Core i9-13900K, featuring 8 P-cores and 16 E-cores alongside 32MB of cache memory. The boost TDP will be scaled down to roughly half, and the turbo max clock to 5.6GHz.

The 32-thread Raptor Lake-HX flagship will feature PCIe Gen 5 and memory support for up to 128GB of DDR5-5600 and DDR4-3200 memory. All HK and HX parts will have an unlocked multiplier for full-fledged overclocking. Last but not the least, Intel’s partners will release twice as many HX designs (up to 60), giving mobile gamers ample options in 2023.

The 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processor family delivers unrivaled, scalable performance for leadership platforms across all laptop segments. With our industry-leading technologies and unmatched global partner ecosystem, people can expect a high-caliber mobile experience in new and unique form factors. So they can game or create from anywhere.

Michelle Johnston Holthaus, GM, Client Computing Group at Intel

The Raptor Lake-H/HK family will refresh the preceding Alder Lake-H lineup with 8 P-cores and 8 E-cores for 14 physical and 20 logical cores. Memory support will be expanded to a vast array of DDR5, DDR4, and LPDDR variants. For the DIY audience, Intel will release the entire range of the 13th Gen desktop processors, including the 65W non-K and 35W T CPUs.


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