Intel has just announced a new line-up of 8th-Gen Intel Core ‘i’ series processors for laptops as well as desktops. First up are the new 8th-gen Intel Core i5, i7 and i9 processors based on Coffee Lake architecture, and created using the 14nm++ process technology. In addition, another line-up of 8th-Gen Intel Core i5+, i7+ and i9+ processors with Intel’s Optane memory technology.
The new Intel processors are primarily aimed at gamers and content creators, and are claimed to provide a 41% higher frame rates in gaming and 59% speed improvement in heavy 4K video editing tasks.
The biggest announcement is the arrival of Intel’s top-of-the-line Core i9 processor on laptops, which is the first mobile processor in Intel’s line-up to feature 6 cores and 12 threads, and comes fully unlocked for facilitating overclocking to boost performance.
The Core i9 processor for laptops comes with Intel’s proprietary Thermal Velocity Boost technology, which allows users to increase the clock frequency by to 200 Mhz above the normal turbo frequency when extra performance bump is needed. Intel claims that the technology allows for a turbo clock frequency of up to 4.8 GHz on laptops, and also showcased a Dell Alienware gaming laptop which had an astonishing clock speed of 5GHz on stage.
The new family of 8th Gen Intel Core ‘i’ series processors also comes with Intel 300 Series Chipset, which brings integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi for super fast internet connectivity for live game streaming. Moreover, the processors will come with either integrated Intel Iris Plus or AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPUs.
Intel has also unveiled the 8th Gen Intel Core i5+, i7+ and i9+ family of processors for laptops and desktop PCs, which come with Intel’s Optane memory. This line-up of Optane-powered processors bumps the performance of storage units onboard the system and come with the company’s Data Drive Acceleration feature to enhances the data loading speed on HDD drives.
At the event, Intel announced that Acer, Asus, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, MSI, and Samsung are among the first adopters of Intel’s new 8th Gen Core ‘i’ series processors, and will soon launch devices equipped with the new processors in multiple markets.
You can get detailed technical information about the new line-up of Intel processors here.