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While CES has moved online, many companies continue to make announcements and Intel decided to take the time to announce some fresh CPUs coming aimed at ultraportable gaming.

The ultraportable segment of the laptop market is aimed at those with plenty of spare monies, who want a reasonable gaming experience they can take with them. 11th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors will be launching in the first half of 2021 through many different vendors including Acer, ASUS, MSI and Vaio already confirmed to be readying devices with it. What's interesting is how they teamed up with NVIDIA for this ultraportable push and talked up about how they're designed for connecting with the "latest discrete graphics"

Also coming soon is an 8 core / 16 thread H-series, for those who want "desktop-caliber gaming and creation performance" which Intel said will be shipping sometime in Q1 2021 which sounds like it's going to be pretty darn powerful (and so expensive).

That's not all though. Intel also previewed and teased their next-gen Rocket Lake and Alder Lake platforms for both desktop and mobile including 11th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processors being Rocket Lake-S, which feature a big "19% gen-over-gen instructions per cycle (IPC)" which will be headlined by the Intel Core i9-11900K.

Meanwhile Alder Lake gets a claim of being a "significant breakthrough in x86 architecture" with Intel saying it's their most scalable yet and this will be due in the second half of 2021. Alder Lake is interesting since it will combine together high-performance cores and high-efficiency cores into a single product, with it being their first processor family built on their new "enhanced version of 10nm SuperFin".

Intel also took the time to announce the Intel Evo vPro platform, which they claim is "the best laptop experience for business users" along with Intel Pentium Silver and Celeron processors "with an unmatched balance of performance, media and collaboration for education systems".

You can see their video about it all below:

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4 comments

hardpenguin 12 Jan
Portable Steam Machines, here we go? Ha, ha, ha... 😔
Julius 12 Jan
With Intel being desperate for a good PR spin these days (to prop their stock-market value), I guess everything needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
That said... the littleBIG architecture, combining Atom cores with faster main cores might be a really good idea (copied from the ARM segment ofc).


Last edited by Julius on 12 January 2021 at 11:04 am UTC
Julius 12 Jan
Quoting: hardpenguinPortable Steam Machines, here we go? Ha, ha, ha... 😔

Maybe not official, but there are actually quite a few new and very powerful x86 gaming handhelds out now or coming soon. There is even an upcoming Switch alike from Lenovo/NEC for the Japanese market: https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/01/11/lenovo-lavie-mini-8-inch-mini-laptop-to-come-with-optional-desktop-and-gaming-docks/


Last edited by Julius on 12 January 2021 at 11:07 am UTC
hardpenguin 12 Jan
Quoting: JuliusMaybe not official, but there are actually quite a few new and very powerful x86 gaming handhelds out now or coming soon. There is even an upcoming Switch alike from Lenovo/NEC for the Japanese market: https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/01/11/lenovo-lavie-mini-8-inch-mini-laptop-to-come-with-optional-desktop-and-gaming-docks/
Me likey. I bet tons of stuff does not work out of the box on Linux with it.
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