New Intel Core i9, i7 and i5 Processors announced for Laptops

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.

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Intel Core i9 CPU

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.

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Intel Core i9+ CPU with Optane

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.


New 8th Gen Intel Core processors brings 40 percent improvement over 7th Gen CPUs

Intel today officially announced its 8th Gen Intel Core processors. The company launches U model processors for laptops with quad-core support. A total of four Core i5 and Core i7 8xxxU are being released. According to the company, the new 8th Gen family will even include some of Intel’s first 10 nm products.

Specifications Core i5/i7 U-series CPUs
7th Generation 8th Generation
Cores Freq +
L3 Price Cores Freq +
L3 Price
i7-7660U 2/4 2.5 GHz 4 MB $415 i7-8650U 4/8 1.9/? GHz 8 MB $409
i7-7560U 2.4 GHz $415 i7-8550U 1.8/4.0 GHz $409
i5-7360U 2/4 2.3 GHz 3 MB $304 i5-8350U 4/8 1.7/? GHz 6 MB $297
i5-7260U 2.2 GHz $304 i5-8250U 1.6/3.4 GHz $297

New 8th Gen Intel Core processors features:

  • Editing photos or creating a slideshow? That’s up to 48 percent faster on 8th Gen vs. devices powered by the processor we released last year. Now imagine that compared to a 5-year-old device.
  • Editing video footage is now up to 14.7x faster, so rendering what used to take 45 minutes on a 5-year-old PC, now takes three minutes.
  • It’s easier than ever to enjoy your favorite shows in 4K UHD, including new content coming soon from Amazon* Prime Video and Vudu*, as well as everything already available from Netflix*, Sony Pictures ULTRA* and iQiyi*.
  • You can try out new advancements like Windows Mixed Reality or go even more immersive with Thunderbolt™ 3 external graphics (up to 4K) for enhanced gaming and VR.

These new mobile family processors boost of up to 40 percent performance gain over the previous gen, and that jumps to 2x if you compare it with a 5-year-old machine. This is all thanks to the new quad-core configuration, power-efficient micro architecture, advanced process technology and a huge range of silicon optimizations. The latest 8th Gen Intel Core Processors deliver the platform-wide improvements that embrace and enhance from 4K to VR and beyond.

The first wave of 8th Gen Intel Core processor-powered devices featuring i5/i7 processors will come to market beginning in September. The first desktop processors coming in the fall.