Intel Core and Xeon W processors pave the way for new workstations in the coming months
Intel has kicked off 2023 with a raft of new product announcements as well as a teaser for its forthcoming workstation processors. This includes 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processors, new 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors and Intel Xeon W processors (Sapphire Rapids).
At CES, Intel announced its entire mobile 13th Gen Core processor lineup, including its HX-series for high-end mobile workstations. The big news is Intel has added more cores to its mobile chips with up to 24 (8 P-cores and 16 E-cores) for the HX-series and up to 14 (6 P-cores and 8 E-cores) for the H-Series and P-series.
According to Intel, the Intel Core i9-13950HX will perform up to 24% better in AutoCAD, up to 17% better in Revit, up to 12% better in Autodesk Inventor, and up to 79% better in Blender (rendering), compared to the previous generation Intel Core i9-12900HX. Expect to see mobile workstations with these chips in the coming months.
On the desktop, Intel has expanded its family of 13th Gen Intel Core processors with new 35W and 65W models that look well suited to budget conscious CAD users. Intel also launched the ‘special edition’ Intel Core i9-13900KS, with a record 6.0 GHz max turbo frequency out of the box.
Finally, Intel has shared brief details of its forthcoming Intel Xeon W-2400 and Intel W-3400 Series workstation processors (codenamed Sapphire Rapids). Due to launch on February 15, expect to see desktop workstations with these long awaited chips in the months that follow.
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