INTRODUCING INTEL’S 12 GENERATION PROCESSOR – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
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INTRODUCING INTEL’S 12 GENERATION PROCESSOR – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
After a long wait, Intel's 12th generation processors have arrived in South Africa.

The laptop community have been waiting and waiting and waiting for the Intel’s 12th generation to become available in the mainstream. Finally we get our wish. Intel chips seemed to be lagging in the CPU wars, with AMD coming up the rear to produce some of load and power efficient CPUs in recent times viz. their Ryzen ships. The battle heats up as Intel’s 12th gen touches down in South Africa.

In this blog, we will look at the major progressions that have been made in the new chip design.

How Many Types of 12th Gen Processors are There?

The new CPU will be available in the familiar i3, i5, i7 an i9 versions. The product line will have the suffixes, H, P or U at the end. These suffixes denote power with H being the most powerful and the U models being the base model that will be found in most mainstream laptops (it is the one most likely to run the workforce). You can expect to see the H models in professional and gaming PCs. An example of the naming convention is “Intel® Core™ i7-1255U”.         

What has the Intel 12th Generation CPU Improved On?

Intel has opted for a Hybrid design that considers both Power and Efficiency whereas older Intel CPUs relied heavily on raw power to get the job done but with a lack of efficient electricity consumption. This is achieved by combining Performance-Core (P-Cores) and Efficiency Cores (E-Cores) which boost performance by 40% compared to the 11th generation predecessor.

 What is Thread Director for Windows 11?

Intel and Microsoft have installed functionality called “Thread Director” that efficiently routes work between the Power and Efficiency cores. The CPU and operating system work together to translate to more performance with less power consumption. ONLY AVAILABLE WITH WINDOWS 11.

DDR5 RAM IS HERE!

The new CPU and motherboard will support next generation DDR5 RAM. Whereas the previous DDR4 version clock speed maxed out at 3200Mhz, the DDR5 RAM offers up to 4800Mhz. This is basically how fast the PC can process short term requests, in other words, the more Mhz the better.

There you have it folks, these are the features that will most effect your daily computing life. The overarching theme that the 12th Gen processor is that is performance has been increased and power consumption reduced. AT Business Solutions and Laptop Distributors are super excited to have HP and Dell 12th generation laptops in stock. Please contact us for more information.