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The latest 9th Generation Intel Core processors are faster than most desktop CPUs!
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The latest 9th Generation Intel Core processors are faster than most desktop CPUs!

by Vyncent ChanApril 24, 2019
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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.

Definitely a prime candidate for a 9th Generation Core i9 refresh!

Here are the specifications for the 9th Generation Intel Core mobile processor lineup:

9th Generation Intel Core mobile processor Specifications

Cores/ThreadBase Clock/Boost ClockCacheTDPIntel Thermal Velocity BoostOverclocking
Intel Core i9 9980HK8C/16T2.4/4.9 GHz16MB45WYesYes
Intel Core i9 9980H8C/16T2.3/4.7 GHz16MB45WYesNo
Intel Core i7 9850H6C/12T2.6 / 4.6 GHz12MB45WNoPartial (up to +400 MHz)
Intel Core i7 9750H6C/12T2.6 / 4.5 GHz12MB45WNoNo
Intel Core i5 9400H4C/8T2.5 / 4.3 GHz8MB45WNoNo
Intel Core i5 9300H4C/8T2.4 / 4.1 GHz8MB45WNoNo

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…

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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