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CES 2022: Intel unveils new lineup of Alder Lake processors, new discrete graphics

CES 2022: Intel unveils new lineup of Alder Lake processors, new discrete graphics
5 Jan, 2022

Intel has released its 12th generation Alder Lake processors based on 7nanometer architecture and the long-awaited Arc series of discrete graphics for gamers and creators, at the CES 2022, which starts from today as a hybrid event. Intel has earlier pulled out from the in-person event and the announcements were made virtually. 

The Alder Lake lineup includes H-series processors for gaming laptops, P-series for ultra-thin notebooks and S-series for Edge Computing devices.

The first product in the H-series, Core i9-12900HK, can muster up to 28% faster gameplay as compared to its predecessors, claims Intel. 

Intel indicated that OEMs are already making a beeline for the new processor. More than 20 new devices running on the 12th Gen Intel Core H-series were showcased at the CES 2022. Intel said more than 100 devices based on the new processor will be launched by its various OEM partners such as Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, Razer and MSI. 

To tap into the growing Edge computing and IoT market, Intel is banking on the new S-series, which can deliver high computing performance and can handle heavier IoT workloads. 

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The company claims the S-series can deliver benefits in healthcare, banking, retail, manufacturing and hospitality.

Over 80 IoT companies have signed up for Intel’s Early Access Program for the 12th generation processors. 

According to Intel, the S-series will start shipping this month, while the H-series will be available in April 2022.

Further, with the new Arc graphics, Intel has finally entered the discrete graphics segment, which has been dominated by the likes of NVIDIA and AMD. Intel said it has bagged more than 50 mobile and desktop customer design wins for Arc graphics from multiple OEMs including Acer, Asus, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, Haier, Samsung and MSI.

Intel Arc graphics will support hardware-accelerated Ray Tracing, AI-based upscaling technology Xe Super Sampling and Intel's Deep Link technology.

Intel’s other notable announcement at the CES was made by its subsidiary company Mobileye. The Israeli company unveiled a new purpose-built system-on-chip (SoC) called EyeQ Ultra for autonomous vehicles. It will be sued by various automakers including Volkswagen, Ford and ZEEKR. Intel claims the new SoC is designed to maximise performance and efficiency. The first product in the EyeQ Ultra series will be ready in late 2023 while production for the automotive sector is expected in 2025.