Intel has released 20 new P- and U-series Alder Lake processors. The chips are primarily suited for laptops.

The processors are based on the 12th generation Intel Core or Alder Lake architecture. The P- and U-classifications indicate that the processors are designed for performance (P) and ‘ultra-low’ energy consumption (U).

Different cores

The processors feature a new core architecture of up to 14 cores (6 P-cores and 8 E-cores). The performance cores are based on the Intel Golden Cove design, while the efficiency cores stem from the Intel Gracemont design.

Furthermore, the processors are equiped with an integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU and memory support for DDR5/LPDDR5 and DDR4/LPDDR4 memory. Also, Intel integrated Wi-Fi 6E for wireless Thunderbolt 4 connectivity and Intel IPU 6.0 for improved image quality and 3D rendering.

The chip manufacturer expects the first laptops with the new processors to hit the market in March.