Intel has announced a new series of processors for advanced laptops that offer faster speeds and better connectivity options than previous chips. The new 9th H Series processors, with 45W power draws, compared to the 15W thinner and lighter notebook PCs, are available in Core i5, i7 and i9 versions and are designed for demanding applications such as game or content creation.
Star of the new chips is Core i9-9980HK, which has a new top turbo rate of 5GHz, which is a speed that previously could not be achieved in a laptop chip. It is also unlocked, which means that it can be overclocked for even higher speed. Just like previous Core i9 chips, 9980HK has eight cores and 1
Intel says the new processors provide up to 54 percent faster 4K video editing and a 56 percent improvement in gaming compared to a three-year computer. The new chips are available in machines from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Razer, Lenovo and MSI from today.
Intel has also expanded its range of 9th Genetic desktop chips to more than 25 different CPU options over Celeron, Pentium Gold, Core i3, i5, i7 and i9 lineups. The new Celeron and Pentium Gold designs are the first 9th gene trays in these families and should provide a boost to low-performance computers.
All these new chips still use the 14nm process, which Intel has been stuck for a few generations. Theoretically, the company is expected to move to a newer process later this year, which should provide more performance and efficiency improvements.