Intel is now bringing forth its 8th Generation Intel Core i9 processors and they’re targetting them towards mobile games and laptop owners. They also mentioned VR fans, content creators and want to make laptops as potent as desktop gaming rigs.
It’s been almost a year since the first Core i9 chips came to desktops last year and now it’s time for them to go mobile. Today Intel announced that it bring the Core i9 power to portables, as the Intel Core i9-8950HK for example is meant for laptops. It can reach speeds of up to 4.8 GHz with Turbo Boost and this is the first mobile Intel CPU to provide a hexa core setup and 12 threads.
Intel claims that this means a bump of up to 29% in speed over the seventh gen Intel chops and a 41% bump in gaming. Up to 59% faster 4K video editing is also on the table. Together with the new Core i9 CPUs, Intel also announced the Core i5 and Core i7 processors for laptops, which will be based on the 14 nm++ architecture (known as Coffee Lake). The new Coffee Lake chips are part of the H Series lineup and interestingly these are meant for top computers, with major firepower and working with powerful graphics cards.
Intel also added support for Optane memory, for both the 8th gen mobile and desktop chips. Windows Mixed Reality Ultra experiences are promised and Gigabit WiFi, plus the Optane thing and Data Drive Acceleration bring up to 4.7 times faster game loading and 1.7 times faster media loading.