However, the new flagship processor is without question the Intel Core i9-8950HK, which is the first Core i9-branded mobile processor. Hamberger said that if the chip runs at full speed then it will boost the single core by 200MHz to 4.8 GHz.
Intel Announced its 8th Gen Core Processors
Clearly, the idea with this processor was to bring desktop, hexa-core power to gaming laptops and prosumer devices. Intel says that as the PC gaming industry grows, new processors will provide desktop-like performance for laptops.
All these new "Coffee Lake" processors also support Intel Optane memory, delivering higher performance and responsiveness without compromising storage capacity.
So, how can you tell that an Intel 8th-gen processor is paired with Intel Optane memory?
Recently Intel introduced new 8th Gen Intel Core vPro processors, spanning the Intel Core processor family and the Intel Xeon processor family. Find out all the key info about the new CPUs below.
Things quickly ramp up, and once you get to the Core i7-8750H, you get 6 cores with 12 threads and a base speed of 2.2GHz with a boost of 4.2GHz.
These chips and their desktop counterparts are also getting support for Intel's Optane memory, which is created to help make computers with traditional spinning disk hard drives run more like SSDs by having a new memory tier that can essentially memorise commonly loaded files and data, making them faster to load on a machine with just a traditional HDD.
So, taking into account all these performance improvements, are you planning to purchase an Intel i9-powered laptop in the near future? Intel said this storage hardware can open large media files 1.7 times faster than before.
MSI has yet to announce the price and availability of these new gaming laptops, but we should probably see them when we make our visit to COMPUTEX this year. While sacrificing I/O options and overclocking availability, motherboards based on these chipsets should provide a much greater value for consumers looking to build a lower-end Coffee Lake system.