For the industry in 2022, the first half and the second half of the year will be two completely different market conditions, half of which will be sea water and half will be flames. The first half of the year continued to be affected by the new crown epidemic, as well as the supply shortage that had already occurred in 2020, and the PC market basically continued the trend of last year. However, in the second half of the year, the situation took a turn for the worse, the market reversed sharply, the global economic recession intensified, the cryptocurrency craze receded, and inflation appeared on a large scale around the world. In addition to geopolitics and other factors, the sales of consumer equipment fell sharply, almost affect every market segment. At the same time, the high inventory level made it difficult for many manufacturers, and they all entered the cold winter at the end of the year.
In 2022, both Intel and AMD will do two things in the field of desktop processors: perfect their existing product lines and release a new generation of CPUs. However, judging from the pace of advancement, Intel is a little more conservative than AMD. In the first half of the year, it pulled the “true flagship” KS series back to the 12th generation Core, and launched the Core i9-12900KS. It is on the 13th-generation Core platform, which has a certain upgrade compared to the 12th-generation Core, but the platforms of the two are compatible with each other and can transition smoothly.
AMD’s work is more radical. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D launched in the first half of the year is built with 3D V-Cache (3D vertical cache) technology. In addition to leading the Ryzen 7 5800X in terms of game performance, it can also challenge or even surpass the Core i9. -12900K, can be said to be the strongest game processor in the AMD camp and even in the entire PC DIY field at that time; and the Ryzen 7000 series released in the second half of the year is a big step forward, using the new Socket AM5 platform, comprehensive Support PCI-E 5.0 and DDR5 memory, completely cut off the possibility of compatibility with previous generation products.
On the evening of February 8th, Intel held a new product sharing meeting for the 13th generation Core HX mobile processor in Beijing today. At the meeting, OME manufacturers released many new gaming notebooks, involving brands including ROG, HP, MSI, Raytheon, etc.
In January this year, Intel released a new 13th-generation Core HX series mobile processor, with a basic power consumption of 55W, a maximum optional 24 cores and 32 threads, and a maximum turbo frequency of 5.6GHz. Supports DDR5-5600 and DDR4-3200 memory, and the whole system is unlocked to support memory XMP3.0 overclocking. In this sharing session, all 23 new products were unveiled, most of which are equipped with 13th generation Core HX i9 series mobile processors.
First of all, ROG has brought a brand new Gunslinger 7 series gaming notebook, which is equipped with i9-13980HX processor, 4090 graphics card, and the new mold adds new decorative colors and rear light strips (super competition version). Good cooling. In terms of price, the ROG Gunslinger 7 Super Competition Edition starts at 17,999 yuan, and the ROG Gunslinger 7 Plus Super Competition Edition starts at 19,999 yuan. It will go on sale at 22:00 tonight.
HP brought the Shadow Elf 9 Plus, with i7-13700HX + RTX 4080, the overall design has not changed, but the starting price of 14,999 is still relatively “cost-effective” in gaming notebooks. This notebook is currently on sale.
Beijing, February 8, 2023 – The 13th generation Intel® Core™ HX processor unveiled at CES 2023 has broken the performance ceiling of notebook computers, and mainstream PC manufacturers have successively launched products equipped with new processors. In order to welcome the new carnival in the notebook computer market, Intel held a new product sharing session on the 13th generation Core HX mobile processor. At this conference, Intel and 11 mainstream PC manufacturers, including Acer, Asus, Colorful, Dell, Machinist, Raytheon, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Razer, and Mechanical Revolution, demonstrated the 13th generation Core HX/ The new model and innovative design created by the H processor, Intel product experts also commented on the new model on the spot, showing the enthusiast-level hardware configuration, professional cooling performance, shocking audio-visual experience technology and other model features , bringing endless possibilities to gamers, content creators and professional users.
With the debut of the new mobile processor, Intel and PC industry partners focus on user needs to create hard-core performance notebook computers to meet people’s needs for PC segmentation and sceneization. With its blessing, gamers can play 3A game masterpieces to their heart’s content; creative design groups can express their creativity freely; professionals can efficiently complete complex calculations. Intel will also continue to promote technological updates, product innovations, and experience innovations, thereby promoting a win-win situation for the PC industry.
Last year, Intel launched a special model for users in mainland China – i5-12490F. This processor is equivalent to the selected version of the Core i5-12400F, with stronger performance and higher cost performance, making it more suitable for gamers to purchase. The most attractive thing is that it also has the “black skin” that the Supreme processor had before.
After Intel’s 13th-generation Raptor Lake family was launched, 12th-generation processors are still very competitive, but Intel seems to have continued the tradition of “China Special Edition”, and is expected to launch two new 13th-generation Core “black box” models in the near future .
Judging from the exposed Intel documents, the Core i5-13490F and Core i7-13790F are very competitive, but it has not yet appeared in the Intel ARK database, so their launch dates cannot be confirmed for the time being.
It is not difficult to see from the naming that i5-13490F is the successor model of i5-12490F, while i7-13790F is a brand new product. In addition, the Core i5-13490F and Core i7-13790F are positioned as F-series chips, which also means that they will not have integrated graphics, so you will need to pair them with a discrete graphics card to use them.
While the Core i5-12490F brings convenience to gamers, it’s essentially a way for Intel to maximize profits.
In simple terms, the chipmaker produces two dies for Alder Lake: C0 (8P+8E) and H0 (6P+0E), the former for high-end chips such as the Core i9 and i7, and the latter for Low end chips like i5 and i3.
Of course, this is also the advantage of mid-range SKUs, because Intel will repackage some C0 chips that do not meet high standards for lower-tier SKUs. Therefore, the Core i5-13490F and i7-13790F are likely to be the products of Intel’s recycling of some high-end wafers.