Intel’s 14th Gen HX CPUs bring more power and speed to gaming laptops

Intel has unveiled its new 14th Gen HX series of processors for gaming laptops at CES 2024. These chips are based on the Raptor Lake Refresh architecture, which offers higher clock speeds and more cores than the previous generation. Intel claims that these processors can deliver up to 18% more performance and up to 30% more battery life than the 13th Gen HX series.

The 14th Gen HX series consists of four models: the Core i9-14900HX, the Core i7-14700HX, the Core i7-14650HX, and the Core i5-14500HX. These processors have a base TDP of 55W, but can boost up to 157W when needed. They also support Adaptive Performance Optimization (APO), a new feature that automatically adjusts the power and performance of the CPU based on the workload and the thermal conditions of the laptop.

Intel’s 14th Gen HX CPUs bring more power and speed to gaming laptops
Intel’s 14th Gen HX CPUs bring more power and speed to gaming laptops

The Core i9-14900HX is the flagship model, with 8 performance cores and 16 efficiency cores, for a total of 24 cores. It has a base clock of 2.4 GHz and a boost clock of 5.8 GHz. It also has 32 EU of integrated graphics and 32 MB of L3 cache.

The Core i7-14700HX has 8 performance cores and 12 efficiency cores, for a total of 20 cores. It has a base clock of 2.3 GHz and a boost clock of 5.5 GHz. It also has 32 EU of integrated graphics and 24 MB of L3 cache.

The Core i7-14650HX has 8 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores, for a total of 16 cores. It has a base clock of 2.8 GHz and a boost clock of 5.1 GHz. It also has 32 EU of integrated graphics and 16 MB of L3 cache.

The Core i5-14500HX has 6 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores, for a total of 14 cores. It has a base clock of 2.6 GHz and a boost clock of 4.8 GHz. It also has 32 EU of integrated graphics and 12 MB of L3 cache.

How do the 14th Gen HX processors compare to the competition?

Intel says that the 14th Gen HX processors are designed to offer the best gaming experience on laptops, with high performance, low latency, and long battery life. The company claims that the Core i9-14900HX can outperform the AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX by up to 25% in gaming and up to 40% in content creation. The company also says that the Core i7-14700HX can beat the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H by up to 15% in gaming and up to 30% in content creation.

Intel also compares the 14th Gen HX processors to its own 13th Gen HX processors, which are based on the Raptor Lake architecture. The company says that the Core i9-14900HX can offer up to 18% more performance and up to 30% more battery life than the Core i9-13900HX. The company also says that the Core i7-14700HX can offer up to 12% more performance and up to 25% more battery life than the Core i7-13700HX.

Which laptops will use the 14th Gen HX processors?

Intel says that the 14th Gen HX processors will power more than 50 gaming laptop models from various brands, such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, and Razer. Some of the laptops that have been announced or showcased at CES 2024 include:

  • The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE, which has a 16-inch QHD display, up to 64 GB of RAM, up to 4 TB of SSD storage, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 GPU.
  • The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE, which has a 15.6-inch 4K display, a secondary 14-inch touchscreen, up to 64 GB of RAM, up to 4 TB of SSD storage, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.
  • The Dell Alienware m17 R5, which has a 17.3-inch QHD display, up to 64 GB of RAM, up to 4 TB of SSD storage, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 GPU.
  • The HP Omen 17, which has a 17.3-inch QHD display, up to 32 GB of RAM, up to 2 TB of SSD storage, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 GPU.
  • The Lenovo Legion 7, which has a 16-inch QHD display, up to 32 GB of RAM, up to 2 TB of SSD storage, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 GPU.
  • The MSI GE76 Raider, which has a 17.3-inch 4K display, up to 64 GB of RAM, up to 4 TB of SSD storage, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.
  • The Razer Blade 15 Advanced, which has a 15.6-inch QHD display, up to 32 GB of RAM, up to 2 TB of SSD storage, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 GPU.

When will the 14th Gen HX processors be available?

Intel says that the 14th Gen HX processors will be available in the first quarter of 2024, and that some of the laptops powered by these chips will be on sale later this month. The company has not revealed the pricing of the processors or the laptops, but it is expected that they will be premium products with high-end features and performance.

Intel’s 14th Gen HX processors are the latest offering from the chip giant, which aims to regain its dominance in the gaming laptop market. With higher clock speeds, more cores, and better battery life, these processors promise to deliver a superior gaming experience on the go. However, they will also face stiff competition from AMD, which has its own Ryzen 5000 series of processors for gaming laptops. It will be interesting to see how the consumers and the reviewers will react to these new chips, and which ones will emerge as the winners in the gaming laptop segment.

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