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And on the desktop front, Intel's low-power Core i3 chips now have four cores, while the Core i5 have six. The 8th-gen Intel Core i9 processor "is the highest-performance laptop processor Intel has ever built to deliver the best gaming and content creation experience on the go". Intel announced more on-package eDRAM as well, now 128MB.

Intel's new Core i9 chips offer speeds up to 5GHz.

Intel is also creating a new processor branding called 'Intel Core+' This isn't a new line of CPUs, but a way of identifying laptops and desktops that have Optane included from the factory.

The daddy of the new chips is the beastly 8th Gen Intel Core i9-8950HK processor, optimised to push performance limits. With TurboBoost 2.0, Intel says single-core clock speeds can climb up to 4.8GHz, which is nothing to stick your nose up at. Headquarters chips will still exist, but the new hexa-core processors will have the suffix "H", including the Core i7-8750H and i7-8850H.

The chip giant says the new eighth-generation Core i9 chip is the highest-performance laptop processor it has released to date.

Thanks to the new CPUs, Intel Optane memory is now available across all Intel i9 powered platforms.

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The new generation of processors is based on Intel's 14 nanometer Coffee Lake architectures and has integrated Wi-Fi technologies enabling connections twice as fast as the current standard, according to a statement.

Mobile computing is becoming increasingly popular and with this in mind, Intel announced the highest performance CPU's for laptops that leverage Thermal Velocity Boost. They are also based on the company's latest 14nm++ architecture (known as Coffee Lake) instead of the previous eighth-generation Kaby Lake R chips. It's clocked at 2.9GHz but comes unlocked (meaning you can overclock it) and is capable of turbo frequencies (Intel's lingo for boosting performance a little bit more as long as the processor is not overheated) of up to 4.8GHz.

Intel Optane, a system accelerator for increasing the performance and responsiveness of SATA-based storage technology, is available across both 8th Gen Intel Core mobile and desktop platforms.

The new H-series CPUs sit between the company's U-series - made for thin and light notebooks - and its powerhouse G-series units. Intel also operates R&D centers in Haifa, Jerusalem, Petach Tikva and Yakum.

The Intel Core i9-8950HK recently pooped up online for ACER Predator Helios 500 with Nvidia GTX 1070, 16 GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB M.2 SSD.


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