Intel had a lot to show off at their GDC 2019 keynote. From the confirmation of new 9th-gen core Intel Core Notebook CPUs to software introductions with their new GPU command center and anti-bullying initiative.
Intel first released their 9th-Gen Core desktop CPUs back in Late 2018 with some additional chips following shortly after in early 2019. Now, they have announced the 9th-Gen Core CPUs for Notebooks as well. Not many details have been announced as of yet. But, Intel does confirm that the lineup will include new Core i9 mobile CPUs that definitely will be used for the highest end gaming and workstation grade notebooks.
While no specifications were revealed regarding the new Notebook CPUs, Previous reports have suggested towards new models of Notebook CPUs in the Core series lineup. Core i9-9980HK stands at top of the food chain with 8 cores, 16 threads, and a boost clock of 5GHz. A cut-down version of the previous i9 will be available with a Boost Clock of up to 4.8GHz.
The amount of cores we can now pack into Notebooks is just amazing. With 8 Cores and 16 Threads running at speeds of up to 5GHz, this year’s Notebooks shall make for some total beasts in terms of performance. Cooling is going to be one issue here as that many cores running at 5GHz will require hefty cooling. Not to worry though as Intel will have people covered with their i7 and i5 chips that still pack a punch when compared to chips from just a few generations ago while keeping the cooling situation a bit in control.
Similar to the i9 chips, two i7 chips will be available with 6 cores and Hyper-Threading also enabled – the CPUs shall have Boost Clocks of 4.6Ghz and 4.5Ghz respectively. Continuing the trend we have the i5 lineup coming in with 4 cores and Hyper-Threading which will have Boost Clocks of up to 4.3GHz and 4.1GHz respectively. These are the chips that will most likely be found in thin and lite gaming machines and portable workstations as their cooling will be more manageable.
The new CPUs are expected to improve on the performance and power consumption aspects over last Gen CPUs. This will provide more powerful Notebooks allowing for better quality in games and performance in power heavy applications for longer durations. The new Notebook CPUs will also support the new generation of wireless connectivity with Gigabit-class Wi-Fi 6 and faster storage with Intel Optane Memory.