Intel Core i7-1370P: The 13th Core generation is a mix in the notebook


In the new generation of notebooks, the Intel Core will be a mixture of Alder Lake and Raptor Lake. There aren't more cores everywhere, but usually more clocks. The best differentiator between new and old will be the L2 cache, with the very largest models being the core count.

HX = Raptor Lake off the desktop

Where HX is written in the future, the new Intel Core i-13000 will actually have a desktop chip installed in the notebook. The listings of the new Intel Core i9-13900HX and Intel Core i7-13700HX make this clear. The former model, for example, uses 24 cores (8P + 16E) and 32 threads in an upcoming notebook from Razer, and also offers a 36 MB L3 cache – i.e. exactly like an Intel Core i9-13900(K/KF) in the desktop (test). The Core i7-13700HX in a Lenovo notebook offers 8P + 8E cores and 24 threads, just like a Core i7-13700K in the desktop.

P and U series: Alder Lake refresh with more tact

Below the CPUs for large gaming notebooks, Intel places the P series, which as performance solutions represent the link to the U series for slim notebooks. Here, however, it becomes apparent that Core i-13000 does not stand for Raptor Lake, but simply means Alder Lake Refresh, as in the desktop for smaller CPUs below the Core i5. The listed Core i7-1370P works faster than its predecessor Intel Core i7-1270P, but in terms of pure specifications it corresponds almost 1:1 to an Intel Core i7-1280P (test): 14 cores, 20 threads, 24 MB L3 cache, same L1 and L2 caches. The newcomer only wins when it comes to the clock, 5 GHz for the 1370P compared to 4.8 GHz maximum clock for the 1280P.

Intel Core i7-1370P (Image: Geekbench)

The fact that the new CPUs all clock slightly higher than their predecessors is thanks to optimizations in the process. Intel's 10 nm production (called Intel 7) has reached its fourth year (or five, six, seven depending on your perspective), and there are still adjustments to be found that the manufacturer can tighten. And so, above all, the clock rate goes up with the same power consumption, for the desktop Intel promises the first 6 GHz solution (single core) for the beginning of 2023. It doesn’t go quite that high in the notebook, but also in the U- Series may include clock increases.

Optimized production brings more clock and less consumption (Image: Intel)