The power of Intel's 13th-gen desktop CPUs is coming to laptops. The Core i9-13980HX was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show. There are 24 cores and a boost speed of 5.6 GHz. The continuation of the high performance HX line is a way to bring more power to beefier laptops. According to the company, the new Core i9 is 11 percent faster than last year's top-end 12900HK when it comes to single-threaded tasks, and 49 percent faster for multi-threaded work.

The Core i5-13450HX has 10 cores and up to 4.5 GHz boost speeds. If you want more performance and don't mind a hit to battery life, you should buy an HX chip. The rest of the 13th-gen lineup is noteworthy. The P series chips are meant for performance ultraportables and have up to 14 cores.

Intel 13th-gen HX CPU lineup

The performance gains seemed negligible for most tasks, while the battery life hit was massive, and we weren't too impressed with Intel's previous P-series CPUs. Intel has a new lineup. The company claims that some 13th-gen chips will offer VPU, which can help reduce the amount of background blur during video calls. The lack of a VPU was one of the major drawbacks of the Intel-equipped Surface Pro 9 and it will be nice to see some sort of artificial intelligence acceleration this year.

The new chips are low-end. The new N-series chips are called Intel Processor and Intel Core i3. The chips are mainly focused on education and other entry level computing markets. The new quad-core N200 chip from Intel offers 28 percent better application performance and 64 percent faster graphics than the previous-gen N6000. Adding an additional 42 percent in application performance and 56 percent faster graphics to the 8-core i3 N-305 increases it's performance even more. Kids and other users who don't need a lot of power can benefit from better low-end chips.

At the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel showed off its 13th-gen desktopCPU lineup. The K series chips will only go up to 5.6 GHz boost speeds instead of 5.8 GHz. They're up to 34 percent faster when it comes to multi-threaded tasks. The 13th-gen desktop chips will be compatible with 600 and 700-series motherboards, and they'll work with eitherDDR5 orDDR4 memory, making them decent upgrade for modern Intel systems.