After a year of announcing Core i9 processors desktop, finally Intel has launched the first batch of 8th Gen Core i9 processors for laptops, designed to deliver more performance like desktops. 8th Generation Intel Core i9 CPU is overall 29% faster than Core i7 and it delivers highest performance ever housed by any Intel CPU.
According to Intel,” This Core i9 chips are the best gaming and creation laptop processor Intel has ever built”. The top-of-the-line model, Core i9-8950HK is based on the 14nm++ Coffee Lake architecture that offers 6 cores and 12 thread. And it has a base speed of 2.9GHz while its Turbo Boost technology can deliver speeds upto 4.8GHz as compared to Core i7 than can deliver 4.5GHz speed with turbo boost. Moreover users can easily overclock this CPU easily. It has 12MB Intel smart cache with two channels for DDR4-2666 Memory support.
As per Intel, this Core i9-8950HK can will provide 59% faster 4K video editing in Adobe Premier Pro, 41% more FPS while playing games like Total War: Warhammer II when compared to the 7th Gen Core i7 cpu. Also this 8th Generation chip houses the new Intel 300 Series chipset with new WiFi-AC hardware that is capable to handle speeds of upto 1.7Gbps.
Intel has also unveiled new Core i5+, i7+, and i9+ badges for Desktops and Laptops. It indicates that new computers coming up with Intel Processors will have Optane Memory for Improved performance that will help to increase overall speeds and responsibility of frequently opened games and applications. Which makes this CPU very useful for gamers and content creators.