Intel May Introduce 9th Gen Core CPUs For High End Laptops Soon

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Intel May Introduce 9th Gen Core CPUs For High End Laptops Soon

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The Game Developer’s Conference held in San Francisco saw some interesting revelations being made, with Google unveiling its upcoming cloud gaming platform and Oculus’ new VR headset, the Rift S. The American multinational corporation, Intel also announced its 9th generation of CPUs for high-performance laptops.

About The New Lineup

Named “Coffee Lake”, the new lineup will primarily be targeted towards gaming and digital content creation. The new processors will enable users to play games and stream at high framerates and resolution without affecting the performance. Also, the 9th Gen Core CPUs will support Gigabit-class Wi-Fi 6 and Intel Optane Memory for improving communication latency and solving storage issues. The Intel Optane chip was launched in the year 2017 and is as fast as conventional RAMs while being inexpensive at the same time. It unifies the RAM chip and storage chip into a single module.

Expected Specifications

The company did not put forward any official specifications for the same, but as per leaks, Intel will introduce two new models in each of the Core i5, i7 and i9 CPUs. The Core i5-9400H is expected to have four cores running at 4.3 GHz, whereas the toned down i5-9300H will sport similar cores clocked at 4.1 GHz. The i7 lineup will be joined by the Core i7-9850H and Core i7-9750H, both with hexa cores clocked at 4.6 GHz and 4.5 GHz respectively. Lastly, the top-end Core i9 series is said to feature two new models, which are the i9-9980HK and the i9-9980H. Both the variants will expectedly have a total of 8 cores, with the clock speeds varying at 5 GHz and 4.8 GHz respectively. All the models are also speculated to sport Hyper Threading.

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Furthermore, the company also teased its upcoming graphics card, code named Odyssey. Although Intel did not divulge any specifications or details regarding the same, spectators were thrilled to learn that Intel may release a variant from the Odyssey series soon. Additionally, the company also teased its new UI for GPU configuration, which is already available for selected beta testers.

The Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs will be launched in the second Quarter of 2019.


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