CPU Laptop Intel Raptor Lake: Is it Time to Switch from Desktop PCs?
|Illustration of the Intel Core logo. (KOMPAS.com/Bill Clinten)|
The Power of Intel Raptor Lake in Laptop CPUs
In the recent launch event of Intel's 13th Generation laptop (mobile) processors, Raptor Lake, held at Hotel Shangri-La in Central Jakarta on Thursday (June 15, 2023), Intel showcased the impressive performance of its latest CPU lineup. Among the models, the flagship Intel Core i9-13980HX stood out, boasting a maximum clock speed of up to 6 GHz—an increase from the theoretical maximum of 5.6 GHz. However, it is worth noting that achieving this clock speed requires users to engage in overclocking techniques, which involve tweaking the CPU system using various software and additional components. With this level of performance, the top-tier Intel Core Raptor Lake laptop CPU can now rival one of Intel's high-end desktop models, the Intel Core i9-13900K, which has a maximum clock speed of 5.8 GHz.
Desktop Performance in a Laptop Package
This breakthrough suggests that laptop CPUs can now approach or even surpass the performance of their desktop counterparts. With the arrival of Intel's latest generation of laptop processors, it raises the question: Will users start shifting from desktop PCs to laptops? Is Intel's mobile CPU business on the verge of replacing its desktop CPU business?
Distinct Market Segments
|Client Business Head of Intel Southeast Asia and ANZ, Dino Strkljevic, during the launch event of Intel 13th Generation Core in Indonesia at Shangri-La Hotel, Central Jakarta, on Thursday (15/6/2023). (KOMPAS.com/Bill Clinten)|
Dino Strkljevic, Client Business Head of Intel Southeast Asia and ANZ, dispels any concerns of disruption in the desktop CPU market. He emphasizes that both products cater to different market segments. According to Dino, the desktop CPU market will remain unaffected because it has a dedicated user base and communities that are loyal to and enjoy owning or building PCs. "The introduction of these CPUs may prompt people to decide between buying a laptop or building a PC," Dino told KompasTekno. "However, I believe that the PC building community will continue to purchase desktop CPUs to create their own computers. This community is unique and has been around for a long time."
Dino further states that the performance of laptop CPUs, even if comparable to desktops, might not sway PC users from switching to laptops. They are well aware that the performance of a CPU can be further enhanced by other PC components that can be freely upgraded, such as the motherboard. In contrast, in laptops, the main components, including the motherboard, are usually challenging to replace as they come pre-assembled. "The flexibility of desktop CPUs surpasses that of mobile CPUs, so I believe that the mobile segment will not significantly affect the desktop segment," clarifies Dino.
Making Choices Clear
Similar sentiments are echoed by Simon Chan, Managing Director of Sales, Marketing & Communications Group at Intel Southeast Asia and ANZ. Simon highlights that the presence of Intel's 13th Generation Core processors will compel consumers to make a choice between mobile and desktop PCs. However, this development also alleviates the dilemma of choosing the most suitable device or PC based on individual needs. For instance, gamers who frequently travel can opt for a high-performance laptop equipped with an Intel CPU without considering or building a PC. On the other hand, gamers who rarely leave their homes may prefer an Intel desktop CPU to assemble their gaming rig. "There will always be people who prefer either mobile or desktop products based on their performance and needs. And now, with Intel's 13th Generation laptop CPUs, they can have the best of both worlds without compromising performance," explains Simon. "This has been Intel's vision for the mobile CPU segment, enabling users to choose either platform without concerns about performance or even have both devices to meet their specific requirements," concludes Simon.
As Intel continues to innovate and push the boundaries of laptop CPU performance, users are now presented with enticing options that cater to their diverse computing needs. Whether it's the mobility and convenience of laptops or the customization and flexibility of desktop PCs, Intel's Raptor Lake CPUs empower users to make informed decisions when it comes to selecting the perfect computing solution.