Published: Wed, April 04, 2018
Markets | By Josh Butler

Intel Announced its 8th Gen Core Processors

Intel Announced its 8th Gen Core Processors

The low-power 8-gen Core chips feature 4-core, 8-thread configuration and it will support Optane memory technology in the mobile configuration.

Intel also announced that it will be providing the laptop manufacturers with Intel Core i9+, i7+ and i5+ badges for some selected units by informing customers that they would be buying the company's high performance mobile processors. Intel did not share any details on that front, so we'll have to wait for notebook makers to make their own announcements when they're good and ready.

The daddy of the new chips is the beastly 8th Gen Intel Core i9-8950HK processor, optimised to push performance limits. An example of the new branding would be Intel Core i5+ or an Intel Core i7+. Find out all the key info about the new CPUs below.

For the rest of us, the benefits of Intel's new 14nm Coffee Lake silicon may also be felt in the company's Xeon and Core i7 processors, which also offer six cores and 12 threads for all your multitasking (and editing and rendering) needs.

Apart from the speed and efficiency, Intel has brought its Optane high-speed memory to laptops through both direct Optane SSD for laptops such as Optane SSD 800p, as well as Optane hybrid drives for disk drives paired with SSDs.

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There have been a few reports on the hopes for a new 2018 MacBook Pro from TechRadar and MacWorld UK and so the new Intel processors could be added to the list of possible new upgraded features coming this year. In a demo of the upcoming game Conqeror's Blade, Intel showed how all six cores and 12 threads are utilised when gaming and live-streaming.

With the exception of the Intel Atom "SoFIA" chip, most of the others are indeed quite old chips, so this decision shouldn't have too much of a negative impact on PC users and companies that bought Intel chips.

While base clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz and single-core Turbo Boosts speeds up to 4.8 gigahertz, the Core i9 is way more processor than most consumers will ever need. This adds integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi for a blazing-fast connection that is capable of being up to 2x faster than standard 2×2 802.11AC 80 MHz (867 Mbps).

But this year, it looks like Intel's priciest new chips have gained some real ground.

The flagship Core i9 is the most interesting of new H-series of CPUs. Optane is a new technology that Intel unveiled at CES, which is created to boost HHD data speeds.

Intel introduced a number of small updates to its U-series and desktop CPUs alongside the new H-range.

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