Intel expands the 12th Gen Intel Core mobile processor family with the launch of 20 new P-series and U-series mobile processors, based on Intel's performance hybrid architecture. The new mobile processors for thin-and-light laptops were introduced on Feb. 23, 2022. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

Intel Launches Speedy Mobile 12th-Gen Core Chips

Taking a cue off its recent impressive new desktop 12th-Gen Core hybrid processors, Intel launched a slew of similar architecture processors offering efficiency and power for a wide array of portable laptops.  This will include two product families, U-series and P-series laptops, as well as Intel EVO branded laptops.

The new hybrid architecture features a combination of Performance-cores (P-cores) and Efficient-cores (E-cores) splitting computing workloads dynamically resulting in faster processing and minimum power waste on mobile computers.

Intel 12th Gen mobile computing processor

Intel Core U-series will offer 9-and 15-watt configurations laptops while the P-series will have 28-watts offering more power and performance. Both will offer some mix of performance and efficiency cores, with up to a total of 14 cores on the P-series chips. The new U-series chips will provide two performance cores and 6 to 10 efficiency cores depending on the model. Higher-end H-series with more Core processors will be available to OEM’s as well.

Intel 12th Gen Mobile Features

The new 12th Gen Intel Core mobile processors for thin-and-light designs will include the following features:

  • New core architecture with up to 14 cores (6 P-cores and 8 E-cores).
  • Integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics with up to 96EU.
  • Broad memory support for DDR5/LPDDR5 and DDR4/LPDDR4.
  • Impressive scale with up to 70% faster multi-thread performance.
  • Nearly 2x performance for 3D rendering2 — ideal for creators on the go. 
  • Superior productivity performance with up to 30% faster photo editing.
  • Integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) for improved wireless performance, responsiveness and reliability.
  • Thunderbolt 4 for the fastest, simplest and most reliable cable solution to any dock, display or accessory.
  • Intel IPU 6.0 for high image quality and power efficiency for enhanced videoconferencing.

The first Thin-and-Light devices will be available in March 2022, with more than 250 coming this year from Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, LG, MSI, NEC, Samsung and others.

“Following our launch of the fastest mobile processor for gaming, we’re now expanding our 12th Gen Intel Core processor family to deliver a massive leap forward in performance for thin-and-light laptops,” says Chris Walker, Intel Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Mobility Client Platforms. “From the ultra-thin form factors to enthusiast-grade performance in a sleek design, we’re providing consumers and businesses with leadership performance and cutting-edge technologies”


Intel Core i7-1280P processor top right is up to 70% faster than AMD Ryzen 7 5800U and last years Intel Core i7-1195G7

Intel shared impressive performance benchmarks for all chipsets siting, for example, the new Core i7-1280P chipset delivering up to 70 percent better performance than last year’s Core i7-1195G7 and AMD Ryzen 7 5800U chips at half the energy consumption. Intel is claiming to beat Apple’s M1 and M1 Pro, but not the workstation chipset M1 Max.

3D rendering Blender 3.0 – Car Demo – CPU in 50X less time than last year’s sibling and edging Ryzen R75800U and slightly trailing Apples M1 Pro

Each of the new chipsets will include Iris Xe graphics, support Wi-Fi 6E, Thunderbolt 4, and PCIe 4.0.see

Intel EVO Third Edition

Intel Evo Third Edition will also embrace 12th Gen Intel Core H-series chips. Evo labelled laptops undergo the most intensive workloads to date, testing real-world conditions to ensure a superior videoconferencing experience in addition to exceptional responsiveness, instant wake, real-world battery life and fast charging.

Upcoming Intel Evo designs including foldable display

Through deep co-engineering efforts with 150 ecosystem partners, more than 100 Intel Evo verified systems are expected this year, with systems for the first time including foldable displays.

Intel’s co-engineering and real-world testing expands to accessory partners this year through the Expect additional Thunderbolt monitors, docks, storage and Bluetooth headsets to join the accessories already in the program from Poly, Anker, Kensington, Dell, HP, Belkin, Samsung, Sabrent, OWC and others.