Intel announced Core i9 processor for mobile gaming
Intel has unveiled the first Intel Core i9 processor for laptops. The 8th Gen Intel Core i9 processor is the highest-performance laptop processor the company has built, and it has been designed to deliver the best gaming and content creation experience in mobile applications.
As well as the new Intel Core i9 processor for mobile, Intel also announced a new Intel Core platform extension that brings together the benefits of 8th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Optane memory. It has also added to its family of desktop CPUs and chipsets that deliver increased standby and ambient computing capabilities. At an event in Beijing, China, Intel also gave details about its 8th Gen Intel Core vPro platform.
The 8th Gen Intel Core i9, i7 and i5 processors for laptops are based on the Coffee Lake platform and leverage the 14nm++ process technology enabling them to deliver up to 41 percent more frames per second in gameplay or edit 4K video up to 59 per cent faster than the previous generation with same discrete graphics.
The 8th Gen Intel Core i9-8950HK processor is the first mobile Intel processor with 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 200MHz if the processor temperature is low enough and turbo power budget is available. This translates to a turbo frequency of up to 4.8GHz.
The growth of the PC gaming industry has led to increasing demand for incredibly fast laptops that can provide desktop-like performance for an immersive and responsive experience, including the ability to stream and record without compromising gameplay while still enabling portability.
This 8th Gen Intel Core processor family provides a powerful mobile platform for creators and the new highest-performance 8th Gen Intel Core mobile processors have single- and multi-threaded performance for smooth, high quality mobile virtual reality (VR) and new Windows* Mixed Reality Ultra experiences.
The highest-performance 8th Gen Intel Core mobile processor family also adds a new Intel 300 series chipset, which adds integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi for a connection that is capable of being up to twice as faster as standard 2 x 2 802.11AC 80MHz (867Mbit per second).
In another announcement, Intel announced that Intel Optane memory is now on 8th Gen Intel Core mobile and desktop platforms. Intel Optane memory is a smart and adaptable system accelerator for desktop and mobile platforms, increasing the performance and responsiveness of SATA-based storage technology without compromising storage capacity.
Additionally, Intel has released a new Data Drive Acceleration feature that delivers a boost to a large secondary HDD data drive. This provides up to 4.7 times the game loading and 1.7 times faster media loading.