Intel has announced the launch of its 13th generation Intel Core mobile processors, which offer superior performance and experiences for mobile platforms. The new processors include 32 models, with the flagship being the Intel Core i9-13980HX, the first 24-core processor for a laptop and the fastest mobile processor on the market.
In addition to the HX series, Intel has also introduced the 13th gen Intel Core H-, P-, and U-series mobile processors. The H-series is designed for use in enthusiast laptops and includes features such as support for DDR4 and DDR5 memory, best-in-class connectivity, and PCIe Gen 5. The P-series and U-series processors are intended for use in thin and light laptop designs and IoT devices.
13th Gen Intel Core H-series Processors Deliver Industry-Leading Performance
The 13th gen Intel Core mobile processors offer a range of features and capabilities for all laptop segments. The H-series processors, for example, offer up to 5.6 GHz of turbo frequency, the highest clock speed available for the laptop market, as well as up to 24 cores and 32 threads. They also support full memory of up to 128 GB, with options for both DDR5 and DDR4.
- Up to 5.6 gigahertz (GHz) turbo frequency – the highest clock speed available for the laptop market – delivering up to 11% faster single-thread performance3 and 49% faster multitask performance over the previous generation.4
- Up to 24 cores (8 Performance-cores, 16 Efficient-cores), 32 threads and enhanced Intel® Thread Director.
- Full memory support of up to 128 gigabyte (GB) total for DDR5 (up to 5,600 megahertz) and DDR4 (up to 3,200 MHz).
- Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) for up to 6x faster internet speeds with no legacy Wi-Fi channel interference.5
- The latest in Bluetooth connectivity with Intel® Bluetooth LE Audio and Bluetooth 5.2 supporting up to 2x faster speeds and multiple device connections with lower power consumption.
- Thunderbolt™ 4 support, delivering transfer speeds up to 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) and PC connectivity to multiple 4K monitors and accessories.
- Improved integrated graphics experience based on improved driver stack and key learnings from Intel’s work with discrete graphics.
- Overclocking capabilities on all HX and HK SKUs.
13th Gen Intel Core P-series and U-series Processors Expand Blazing Performance to Thin-and-Light Laptops
Intel also introduced 13th Gen Intel Core P-series and U-series mobile processors, perfect for people who want high performance on the go in sleek, thin systems. They offer:
- Up to 14 cores (6 Performance-cores, 8 Efficient-cores) and enhanced Intel Thread Director.
- New Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics features including endurance gaming, XeSS Super Sampling and Intel® Arc™ Control.
- Broad memory support for DDR5 and DDR4 and LP variants.
- Integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) and new wireless features like Intel® Connectivity Performance Suite, Intel® Wi-Fi Proximity Sensing and Intel® Bluetooth LE Audio.6
- Up to four Thunderbolt 4 ports for the fastest, simplest and most reliable cable solution to any dock, display or accessory.7
The 13th gen Intel Core desktop processors are available at 65-watt and 35-watt levels for use in mainstream desktop computers, all-in-one devices, small form-factor designs, and IoT devices. Intel has also launched the Processor N-series for entry-level education and mainstream laptops, desktops, and edge native applications.
In addition to strong performance capabilities, the 13th gen Intel Core mobile processors also offer improved connectivity options. The H-series processors, for instance, feature Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E, which provides internet speeds up to six times faster with no legacy Wi-Fi channel interference. They also include the latest Bluetooth connectivity with Intel Bluetooth LE Audio and Bluetooth 5.2, which supports faster speeds and multiple device connections with lower power consumption.
The 13th gen Intel Core mobile processors are also designed with users’ entertainment and productivity in mind. The H-series processors, for example, offer overclocking capabilities on all HX and HK SKUs, as well as an improved integrated graphics experience based on improved driver stack and insights from Intel’s work with discrete graphics.
Overall, the 13th gen Intel Core mobile processors bring scalable performance and a high-quality mobile experience to a wide range of laptop designs. With a strong focus on performance, connectivity, and entertainment, these processors are well-suited for gamers and creators who want to stream, create, and compete at the highest levels.