The latest 9th Generation Intel Core processors are faster than most desktop CPUs!
Intel has finally brought out the latest high performance 9th Generation Intel Core processors for laptops. This time, they are bringing up to eight cores to the mobile segment with the latest Intel Core i9 9980H and Core i9 9980HK processors.
The new 9th Generation Intel Core mobile processors also feature higher frequencies than their predecessors, with the Intel Core i7 9750H clocked at up to 4.5 GHz versus the Core i7 8750H’s 4.1 GHz maximum Turbo Boost clocks. The new Intel Core i9 processors also feature Intel Thermal Velocity Boost, allowing for even higher frequencies (+100 MHz) when given sufficient thermal headroom.
Here are the specifications for the 9th Generation Intel Core mobile processor lineup:
9th Generation Intel Core mobile processor Specifications
|Cores/Thread||Base Clock/Boost Clock||Cache||TDP||Intel Thermal Velocity Boost||Overclocking|
|Intel Core i9 9980HK||8C/16T||2.4/4.9 GHz||16MB||45W||Yes||Yes|
|Intel Core i9 9980H||8C/16T||2.3/4.7 GHz||16MB||45W||Yes||No|
|Intel Core i7 9850H||6C/12T||2.6 / 4.6 GHz||12MB||45W||No||Partial (up to +400 MHz)|
|Intel Core i7 9750H||6C/12T||2.6 / 4.5 GHz||12MB||45W||No||No|
|Intel Core i5 9400H||4C/8T||2.5 / 4.3 GHz||8MB||45W||No||No|
|Intel Core i5 9300H||4C/8T||2.4 / 4.1 GHz||8MB||45W||No||No|
The weirdest addition to this lineup is probably the Intel Core i9 9980H, which is a locked Core i9 processor. So you get to enjoy eight cores, sixteen threads of processing, but you won’t be allowed to overclock them. Speaking of which, it would be interesting to see which OEM can come up with a design that can handle an overclocked Intel Core i9 9980HK without thermal throttling.
There’s support for up to 128GB RAM, which means support for 32GB DIMM. Intel also mentions Intel Optane support, so I guess we aren’t going to see the technology go away anytime soon. OEMs are already announcing their latest laptops featuring the 9th Generation Intel Core processors now, so it should be that long before you can actually buy one.
Pokdepinion: I wonder if any laptop can actually handle the latest 9th Generation Intel Core processors at full tilt…