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.
Also announced was the addition of eighth-generation chips to the business-centered vPro platform, which provides enhanced security and performance to Intel chips created to fulfill enterprise-level needs. This would indicate they are purchasing a device that has the combination of Intel Core performance with the acceleration of Intel Optane memory.
The Intel Core i9-8950HK has six cores and 12 threads, making it Intel's first hexa-core CPU for laptops.
The little-known T-Series are Intel's lower frequency desktop chips that are configured to run at just 35W while remaining desktop-level performance. Intel went on to state what consumers could expect with the new processors.
At an event in Beijing, Intel revealed the first 8th generation Core i9 chip for use in laptops.
Thanks to the new CPUs, Intel Optane memory is now available across all Intel i9 powered platforms.
On the desktop front, there are three new standard-voltage processors: the 65W Core i5-8600 and Core i5-8500, and the 62W Core i3-8300.
Intel's hardware partners were prepared for today's announcement, with a bunch of them introducing new notebooks pretty much the second news about the Core i9 dropped.
Intel also announced that its researchers are working to provide 360 degree video content and virtual reality to fulfill the need for higher performance in both desktop and laptop computers. Below that are a couple of 4-core/8-thread chips, the Core i5-8400H and Core i5-8300H.
Intel is probably most known to the layperson for its CPUs.
The Core i9-8950HK is a six-core chip with a base clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz, and Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.8 gigahertz on a single core, Intel said.
Finally, Intel has added four new 300-series chipsets: H370, H310, Q370, and B360, all of which feature enhanced audio and I/O, integrated Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi with gigabit throughput, and 10 Gbit/s integrated Gen2 USB 3.1 I/O. In addition, the introduction of new mobile chips could mean some tantalizing sales on previous generation systems.
Since the Coffee Lake-S desktop processor launch with the i7-8700K in October of past year, the processor lineup has remained a bit bare compared to previous generations.