Intel Introduces The World’s Fastest Mobile Processor With 24 Cores: Intel has just launched its 13th-generation processor lineup, highlighted by the flagship Intel Core i9-13980HX, a 24-core laptop chip that operates at 5.6GHz and is referred to by Intel as the “world’s fastest mobile processor” in terms of its clock speed. The launch of this lineup took place yesterday.
Apple no longer uses Intel chips in its Macs, except for the Mac mini and the yet-to-be-updated Mac Pro with Intel Xeon chips. Despite this, Intel is now a direct competitor, supplying processors that compete with Apple’s own M-series Apple silicon chips. Apple no longer uses Intel chips in its Macs, except for the Mac mini and the yet-to-be-updated Mac Pro with Intel Xeon chips.
In comparison to the previous generation of Intel Core i9-12900HK chips, the new Core i9 chip has a turbo boost clock speed of 5.6GHz, making it the world’s fastest mobile processor as of December 2022, with 11 percent faster single-thread performance and 49 percent faster multitask performance than the chip used in the previous generation. The Intel Core i9-13980HX processor supports a maximum of 128 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM) and has eight performance cores, 16 efficient cores, and 32 threads.
Regarding multi-core Geekbench benchmarking tests, the chip from the previous generation outperforms everything except the M1 Ultra (barely beating out the M1 Max).
Still, it is unable to compete with Apple silicon chips in terms of power efficiency because Apple silicon chips consume significantly less energy. However, the new Intel Core i9-13980HX from Intel will be developed for performance-focused, power-hungry laptops that do not directly compete with Apple’s Mac lineup. Although it will likely be quicker than the existing Apple silicon chips, it will be designed for this purpose.
Intel Has Better Turbo Boost Than Apple
It is important to remember that for a considerable amount of time, Intel has provided better turbo boost clock rates than Apple silicon chips; the M2 only achieves 3.5GHz. The previous year, Intel made the same “fastest mobile processor” claims for the Intel Core i9-12900HK, comparing it to the M1 Max.
However, it was ultimately surpassed by the M1 Ultra, which was introduced by Apple later in the year. Apple is currently developing M2 Pro, M2 Max, and M2 Ultra CPUs, hopefully allowing the company to better compete with Intel’s Core i9-13980HX in 2022.
Intel Introduces The World’s Fastest Mobile Processor With 24 Cores
In addition, Intel announced today that it would release a family of more energy-efficient 13th-generation P-series and U-series chips with up to 14 cores. These chips will be available for use in thinner and lighter laptops.