Intel has announced the first Intel Core i9 processor for laptops. Previously, the i9 was only available for desktop PCs.
The new i9 processor is part of a lineup of high-performance processors. Alongside the i9, Intel announced a new extension to their Core platform that adds Intel Optane Memory to their 8th Gen Intel Core processors.
The Intel i9 allows users to get 41% more frame per second while gaming and edit 4K video faster than ever. The i9 has 6-cores with 12 threads and comes fully unlocked with Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) technology that will increase clock frequency up to 200 MHz if the processor’s temperature is low enough and turbo power is available.
The i9 for laptops was introduced to help improve the rise of gaming laptops and help users “broadened the access to all types of content and how people create it.” The 8th Gen Intel processors are a cable of handling high-quality mobile VR, especially Windows Mixed Reality Ultra.
In addition to the i9, Intel also announced a new Data Drive Acceleration feature that will help increase the performance of a large capacity HDD. So game loading should be 4.7 faster and media will be 1.7 times faster.
You should start to see more laptops with the Intel Core i9 processor, as well as the 8th Gen i5 and i7 over the next few months.