Intel Unveils Latest Core i9 Processor

Intel Announces First Core i9 Laptop CPU, New Mainstream Desktop Chipsets, 8th Gen vPro Platform, and More

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Intel has unveiled what it says is its most powerful processor built for laptops. Intel did not share any details on that front, so we'll have to wait for notebook makers to make their own announcements when they're good and ready. Intel is aiming these processors at high-end laptops designed for gaming and content creation as well as VR and mixed reality applications. The processors can deliver up to 41 percent more frames per second in gameplay. Devices that bear one of these new badges will offer a combination of a Core processor with any form of Optane storage, whether that's Optane Memory, Optane 800P, or Optane 900P. The new 8 gen Core i9 chips are created to offer the best performance to your laptop. An example of the new branding would be Intel Core i5+ or an Intel Core i7+.

A video of the new processor can be found here.

Intel in a press note today announced that it is working on bringing its highest performance 8th generation Core i9 processors in the laptops.

On the desktop front, there are three new standard-voltage processors: the 65W Core i5-8600 and Core i5-8500, and the 62W Core i3-8300.

Samsung Odyssey Z 15 The Samsung Odyssey Z 15 was one of the only wholy new gaming laptops we saw rocking Intel's new H-series Coffee Lake processors.

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While we are used to an Intel processor platform launch having several SKUs covering the entire spectrum of consumers, from Pentium all the way to up Core i7, Coffee Lake now sits at just 6 different processor options.

While the Core i9 is definitely expected to be a beast, it isn't the only Core processor being outfitted with six cores and 12 threads. Only the Core i9-8950HK is unlocked; the Core i7-8850H's partial unlock allows for DRAM overclocking and a 400MHz CPU overclock, but not more.

Alongside these wonderful new Coffee Lake chips, Intel included a support for Optane memory to both the eighth-generation mobile and work area chips. Intel latest processor is expected to be the best chip ever built and is also the first mobile processor which will be having 6 cores and 12 threads.

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Intel hinted in a previous microcode update guidance that some older chip architectures going back about a decade, such as Penryn, Yorksfield, and Wolfdale, would receive updates to address the Spectre vulnerability. The company says that when Optane is paired with a hard disk, games load up to 4.7 times faster and media loads up to 1.7 times quicker than when using just a hard drive.

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