Intel Core i5-13600HX mobile CPU arrives with 14 cores and 20 threads

It’s only been a few months since Intel officially launched its Alder Lake HX series and now a successor is already under testing. The latest result was posted on the BAPCo CrossMark website, according to which there appears to be a 14-core and 20-thread Core i5-13600HX sample under evaluation.

The platform detected here is desktop, although we know that the HX series is a desktop silicon, but in fact on a mobile package. It was the first time Intel launched a 16-core CPU with full 8P+8E silicon in May this year.

The 14-core, 20-thread configuration we see here suggests Intel is adding 2 Performance cores to its i5-1×600HX tier. So far, no specifications such as the TDP limit or the clock speeds have been confirmed. It seems more likely that Intel will stick to its standard TDP of 55W for the series. This ensures that laptop manufacturers using the Alder Lake HX systems can easily switch.

Surprisingly, the i5-13600H seems to be slower than the Core i7-12700H which shares the same configuration and has similar specs, such as the 32GB DDR4-3200 memory. However, as the TDP gets higher, the performance improves in this case.

All in all, we’re still a little surprised to see the 13th generation Core HX series so soon. It remains unclear whether this 13600K will use the Raptor Lake-P silicon with 6 Performance cores or the full desktop variant

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