The chips are aimed at fueling the growth of the rapidly expanding PC gaming industry with new laptops that can provide desktop-like gaming performance and virtual reality on the run. They are manufactured using 14nm++ process technology delivering 41 percent more graphics performance during games. This indicates they are purchasing a device that has the combination of Intel Core performance with the acceleration of Intel Optane memory.
The Intel Core i9-8950HK has six cores and 12 threads, making it Intel's first hexa-core CPU for laptops. The Core i5-8269U works at 2.6GHz base and 4.2GHz Turbo clocks while the Core i5-8259U works at 2.3GHz and 3.8GHz Turbo clocks.
Apart from the speed and efficiency, Intel has brought its Optane high-speed memory to laptops through both direct Optane SSD for laptops such as Optane SSD 800p, as well as Optane hybrid drives for disk drives paired with SSDs.
To start, Intel has announced that it will be bringing Iris Plus graphics to its U-series CPUs.
Intel has also refreshed its mobile Core i3, Core i5, and i7 lines, including two six-core i7 chips clocked at 2.2 and 2.6 gigahertz, and a quad-core one rated at 2.7.
It isn't only i9 chips that are coming to laptops-Intel's entire eighth-generation lineup, including i7 and i5s, are making the leap to laptops.
The new Core i9-8950HK processor is the first Core i9 chip for the laptop.
Things quickly ramp up, and once you get to the Core i7-8750H, you get 6 cores with 12 threads and a base speed of 2.2GHz with a boost of 4.2GHz.
Besides the new lingo, Intel also added a 300 series Chipset to its suite of mobile processors that "adds integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi for a blazing-fast connection that is capable of being up to 2 times faster than standard 2×2 802.11AC 80 MHz (867 Mbps)". Finally, there are new hexa-core Xeon E processors, which are also 45W.
Many of these new processors, including the Core i9, will come equipped with Intel Optane memory as well, speeding up load times from SATA-connected data drives. For more information about benchmarks and performance test results, go to www.intel.com/benchmarks.
Intel also introduced some new designations, including Core i5+, Core i7+, and Core i9+, as shown above. Intel said this storage hardware can open large media files 1.7 times faster than before.