Reviews usually take a while after official releases and announcements, but this time the Golden Pig Upgrade Pack has already published a review of Intel’s recently announced HX series of 16-core Alder Lake mobile processors. The Chinese social media publisher has reviewed the processor just announced. The Alder Lake-HX from Intel can be considered a successor to the Tiger Lake-H45. However, they only differ in one area. The Alder Lake-P silicon comes with an integrated chipset, but as far as the HX series is considered, it requires quite a lot of PCIe lanes for its storage, peripherals and GPU.
When we talk about the CPU HX, it alone has 16 Gen5 lanes for the GPU and separate 4 lanes for the Gen4 SSD. There are even more lines along with the chipset; 16 additional Gen4 lanes and 12 Gen3 lanes. Looking at the CPU test results, we can see that the 12800HX is about the same in single-core performance, but about 15% better in multi-core performance.
This HX CPU was presented to us for the first time and also our first chance to see it up close. We may wonder if there would be any changes compared to the desktop silicon. We do see a few changes here; the BGA package appears to be the same size as that of the LGA and is only 2.2 mm thinner. The location of the CPU die has not changed.
Via Golden Pig Upgrade Pack, VideoCardz