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Intel's Core i9 CPUs Will Let Laptops Keep Up With Desktops When It Comes To Speed

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When it comes to speed and performance, desktop PCs usually have an advantage over laptops. However, Intel's new Core i9 can reportedly match its speed.

The chipmaker made the announcement on Tuesday to introduce its first 12-thread six-core chipset intended for laptops. Additionally, insiders quickly pointed out that it is capable of speeds up to 4.8GHz if properly cooled below 122 degrees Fahrenheit. The reveal was made at a press event held in Beijing, China, which introduced the public to the Intel Core i9-8950HK, its first Core i9 specifically built for laptops with premium hardware (gaming).

Highlights From The Manufacturer

The company boasted that its latest product will be available unlocked out-of-the-box. Knowledgeable enthusiasts will definitely test it mettle as they strive to maximize its potential. Moreover, the chipmaker likewise expects licensed OEMs to professionally build systems that come with the new chips already pre-overclocked soon after it launches.

Furthermore, details given during the presentation indicates that the new chip is faster by 29 percent than the Core i7-7820HK when it comes to regular tasks. Another comparison regarding 4K video processing shows that it is 59 percent quicker than the aforementioned chip.

Not Limited To Gaming

Based on a report, Intel's new Core i9 for laptops will be onboard the Asus ROG G703 and MSI GS65, which makes the two one of the first machines to come with the new chip. Consumers expected the new product possibly force manufacturers to come up with bulkier chassis to accommodate its cooling requirement, but it seems to be the opposite as flaunted by the MSI model.

While the new eighth-generation chips might be marketed more toward gamers, the manufacturer confirmed that it is also intended for professionals who create content such as video and applications. 4K content and resource-demanding programs are normally done on desktop PCs, but Intel promises the same capabilities on laptops with the new components.

Meanwhile, the top-range variants are powerful enough to handle Windows Mixed Reality Ultra content as well as provide a smooth VR performance with compatible hardware such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and more.

Vulnerabilities Mitigated

Earlier this year, Intel confirmed that future products will have hardware-based protection from Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. The company revealed that the latest eighth-generation products, which include the new Core i9 chips for laptops, were not yet equipped with the promised hardware redesign. Instead, these still rely on software-based solutions to reduce the risk of unwanted exploits.

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