Today Intel unveiled the first ever Intel Core i9 processor for laptops at a global event in Beijing. The new 8th Gen Intel Core i9 processor is the highest-performance laptop processor Intel. According to the company, the new CPU is built to deliver the best gaming and content creation experience on the go.
The company also announced a new core i7 and i5 processors for laptops with 14nm process technology enabling them to deliver up to 41 percent more frames per second in gameplay or edit 4K video up to 59 percent faster than the 7th generation with same discrete graphics.
The new Intel Core i9-8950HK processor features six cores and 12 threads. It comes fully unlocked and features the new Intel Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB), which opportunistically and automatically increases clock frequency up to 200 MHz if the processor temperature is low enough and turbo power budget is available. This translates to a turbo frequency of up to 4.8 GHz.
Intel has also released a new Data Drive Acceleration feature that delivers a boost to a large secondary HDD data drive. This powerful combination provides up to 4.7 times the game loading and 1.7 times faster media loading.
Consumers will also begin to see a new platform extension with Intel Core i5+, i7+ and i9+ badges on select systems, starting with today’s high-performance 8th Gen Intel Core mobile processors and desktop processors. This indicates they are purchasing a device that has the combination of Intel Core performance with the acceleration of Intel Optane memory.