Intel company announced the release of the mobile processor Core i9, which belongs to the eighth generation of Core chips. It is focused on the use of high-performance gaming laptops and workstations.
This is the first Core i9 processor in the line of Intel mobile chips. It is manufactured according to the norms of the improved 14-nanometer technological process (14 nm ++) based on the Coffee Lake architecture. The chip Core i9-8950HK for the first time within the mobile Intel line contains 6 cores and thanks to the HyperThreading support it provides the ability to execute 12 instruction flows simultaneously.
The chip is initially unlocked and supports overclocking capability. The base frequency is 2.9 GHz, and the frequency in Turbo mode can reach 4.8 GHz. The new Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) function automatically increases the operating frequency by 200 MHz if the chip temperature is low enough. At the same time the TDP indicator is declared at the level of 45 W. The new processor contains 12 MB of L3 cache, supports the ability to install dual-channel DDR4-2666 memory and Intel Optane memory.
As well as it is necessary to new flagship processor, the novelty provides essential gain of productivity in comparison with chips of the previous generation. According to the results of Intel’s internal tests, the Core i9-8950HK processor, when compared to the Core i7 of the 7th generation (in systems with similar graphics cards), allows to achieve a total performance gain of 29%, an increase in the FPS in games – by 41% with simultaneous recording and broadcasting – by 32%, while creating content (editing video in 4K resolution) – by 59%.
In addition to the top processor Core i9-8950HK, Intel also announced a number of other new mobile chips Core 8-th generation for productive and mass notebooks. Their detailed technical characteristics are presented in the tables.
In addition to mobile processors, the Intel 300 Series system logic set was also introduced. It supports the wireless standard Gigabit Wi-Fi, which provides a 2-fold increase in the data transfer rate compared to the standard 2? 2 802.11AC 80 MHz (867 Mbps).