Today at a global event in Beijing, Intel unveiled the first ever Intel® Core™ i9 processor for laptops. Part of the new lineup of high-performance mobile products unveiled, the powerful 8th Gen Intel Core i9 processor is the highest-performance laptop processor Intel has ever built to deliver the best gaming and content creation experience on the go.
Building on the arrival of the new Intel Core i9 processor for mobile, Intel also announced a new Intel Core platform extension that brings together the benefits of 8th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel® Optane™ memory, rounded out its family of high-performance desktop CPUs and chipsets that deliver modern standby and ambient computing capabilities, and shared new details on the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ platform.
Delivering the ultimate gaming and content creation experience
The new 8th Gen Intel Core i9, i7 and i5 processors for laptops are based on the Coffee Lake platform and leverage the 14nm++ process technology enabling them to deliver up to 41 percent more frames per second in gameplay1 or edit 4K video up to 59 percent faster than the previous generation with same discrete graphics.2
At the top of the stack, the 8th Gen Intel Core i9-8950HK processor is optimized to push the limits of performance. It is the first mobile Intel processor with six cores and 12 threads. It comes fully unlocked and features the new Intel Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB), which opportunistically and automatically increases clock frequency up to 200 MHz if the processor temperature is low enough and turbo power budget is available. This translates to a turbo frequency of up to 4.8 GHz.
As the PC gaming industry rapidly grows, Intel has seen increasing demand for incredibly fast laptops that can provide desktop-like performance for an immersive and responsive experience, including the ability to stream and record without compromising gameplay while still enabling portability.
But, performance goes beyond gaming. Thanks to the rapid pace of technology innovation, the industry has broadened the access to all types of content and how people create it. It has radically redefined what creativity means, and as content has become richer and more immersive, the level of performance needed to both consume and create that content has also increased. This 8th Gen Intel Core processor family provides a powerful mobile platform for creators. In addition, the new highest-performance 8th Gen Intel Core mobile processors’ single- and multi-threaded performance allows users to enjoy the smoothest and highest-quality mobile VR and new Windows* Mixed Reality Ultra experiences.
The highest-performance 8th Gen Intel Core mobile processor family also adds a new Intel® 300 Series Chipset, which adds integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi for a blazing-fast connection that is capable of being up to 2 times faster than standard 2×2 802.11AC 80 MHz (867 Mbps).3
Intel Optane memory: now on 8th Gen Intel Core mobile and desktop platforms
Intel Optane memory is a smart and adaptable system accelerator for desktop and mobile platforms, increasing the performance and responsiveness of SATA-based storage technology without compromising storage capacity.
Now, Intel Optane memory is available across both 8th Gen Intel Core mobile and desktop platforms. Additionally, Intel has released a new Data Drive Acceleration feature that delivers a boost to a large secondary HDD data drive. This powerful combination provides up to 4.7 times the game loading4 and 1.7 times faster media loading.5 See more on Data Drive Acceleration.
Consumers will also begin to see a new platform extension with Intel Core i5+, i7+ and i9+ badges on select systems, starting with today’s high-performance 8th Gen Intel Core mobile processors and desktop processors. This indicates they are purchasing a device that has the combination of Intel Core performance with the acceleration of Intel Optane memory.
- New 8th Gen Intel Core Processors Come to the Intel vPro Platform: Built for Business
- 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processor product overview
- 8th Gen Intel Core press deck
- 8th Gen Intel Core press kit
The benchmark results reported above may need to be revised as additional testing is conducted. The results depend on the specific platform configurations and workloads utilized in the testing, and may not be applicable to any particular user’s components, computer system or workloads. The results are not necessarily representative of other benchmarks and other benchmark results may show greater or lesser impact from mitigations.
Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information about benchmarks and performance test results, go to www.intel.com/benchmarks.
The Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost feature is supported on Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK and Intel® Xeon® Processor E-2186M and is designed to increase performance of both multi-threaded and single-threaded workloads. The maximum Core Frequency is achieved while the processor is at a temperature of 50°C or lower and turbo power budget is available. Frequencies may reduce over time as processor temperature increases.
Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.
Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at www.intel.com.
1As measured by Total War: WARHAMMER II Workload comparing 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK vs. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7820HK
2As measured by Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Workload comparing 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK vs. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7820HK
3802.11ac 2×2 160 MHz enables 1733 Mbps maximum theoretical data rates, 2x faster than standard 802.11ac 2×2 80 MHz (867 Mbps) and nearly 12x faster than baseline 1×1 BGN (150 Mbps) Wi-Fi as documented in IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and requires the use of similarly configured 802.11ac wireless network routers or better. To achieve Gigabit wireless speeds, the network requires a wireless router/access point that supports 160 MHz channels.
4As measured by Game Level Load Workload comparing 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7+ 8750H (32GB Intel® Optane™ memory module) + 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD vs. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H + 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD
5As measured by Media Project Load Workload comparing 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7+ 8750H (32GB Intel® Optane™ memory module) + 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD vs. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H + 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD
8th Generation Intel® Core™ vs. 7th Generation Intel® Core™
Intel® Core™ i9-8950K Processor, PL1=45W TDP, 6C12T, Turbo up to 4.8GHz on Pre-production OEM System, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1080, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4, Storage: 256GB Intel® 760P SSD (PCIe), OS: Windows* 10 RS3 Build 1709, MCU 0x84 (Reference Disclaimer 19)
Intel® Core™ i7-7820HK Processor, PL1=45W TDP, 6C12T, Turbo up to 4.6GHz on MSI System, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1080, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4, Storage: 256GB Intel® 760P SSD (PCIe), OS: Windows* 10 RS3 Build 1709, MCU 0x84
Intel® Optane™ Data Drive Acceleration Configurations
Intel® Core™ i7+ 8750H Processor, PL1=45W TDP, 6C12T, Turbo up to 4GHz on Pre-production OEM System, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1070, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4, Storage: 256GB 760P SSD (PCIe) + 1TB HDD + 32GB Intel® Optane memory, OS: Windows* 10 RS3 Build 1709, MCU 0x84
Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor, PL1=45W TDP, 6C12T, Turbo up to 4GHz on Pre-production OEM System, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1070, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4, Storage: 256GB 760P SSD (PCIe) + 1TB HDD, OS: Windows* 10 RS3 Build 1709, MCU 0x84