Intel has released its most powerful processor for laptops. The chip giant says the eighth-generation Core i9 chip is the most powerful laptop processor it has ever released. The new Core i9, i7, and i5 processors for laptops are in the market Built on 1
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The most powerful chip in the latest series is the Intel Core i9-8950HK processor, Intel's first cell phone chip with six cores (two more than the previous generation) and 12 threads. It is fully unlocked for overclocking, which according to Intel "provides the opportunity to fully exploit platform performance," especially for content creation, VR and gaming.
It also features Intel's Thermal Velocity Boost, which can automatically increase the clock frequency up to 200 MHz when the processor temperature is low enough and the turbo power budget is available. This corresponds to a turbo frequency of up to 4.8 GHz.
Intel delivers 29 percent more performance and 88 percent more performance for those who want to upgrade from a three-year-old system to the seventh-generation Core i7 desktop processor.
Intel said the new mobile processor line adds a new Intel 300 Series integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi chipset that can be twice as fast as the standard 2 × 2 802.11AC 80 MHz.
Notebooks and PCs with Intel Core i5 +, i7 + and i9 + emblems also have Intel Optane memory designed to increase the performance and responsiveness of SATA-based storage technology. Intel said that this storage hardware can open large media files 1.7 times faster than before.
Dell has already announced that it will offer a version of its flagship XPS 15 notebook with the new six-core eighth-generation Intel Core processors. Expected to be available from next month, the laptop promises up to 21.5 hours of battery life, according to CNET.
In addition to the flagship Intel Core i9-8950HK, the company has also introduced a number of other processors, some of which are detailed in the table below.
However, it's not all good news for Intel, according to a report by Bloomberg, Apple has launched a project that could see it replace Intel chips in Macs with its own customized silicon by 2020.
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