Reviews usually take a while after official releases and announcements, however 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 which was just announced a day ago. The Alder Lake-HX by Intel can be considered a successor to the Tiger Lake-H45. They differ only in one area though. 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.
If we talk about the CPU HX, it alone features 16 Gen5 lanes for the GPU and separate 4 lanes for the Gen4 SSD. There are even more lines along with the chipset; 16 more Gen4 lanes and 12 gen3 lanes. Looking at the results of the CPU test we can see that the 12800HX is about the same in single-core performance, but is about 15% better in multi-core performance.
This HX CPU has been presented to us for the first time and also our first chance to have a look at this closely. We might wonder if there would be any changes as 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 hasn’t changed.