announced six new 9th generation mobile processors with the flagship Core i9-9980HK offering 8 cores, 16 threads and boost frequencies up to 5 GHz, making it its most powerful consumer mobile processor of all time.
Just over a year after the release of its previous mobile flagship, the Core i9-8950HK, the new processor adds two more cores and four threads to the equation, with last year’s model consisting of 6 cores. and 12 threads, more limited to 4.8 GHz instead of 5 GHz with the Core i9-9980HK. In fact, it has the same maximum boost frequency, cores and thread count as Intel’s mainstream desktop flagship, the Core i9-9900K, and it also has an unlocked multiplier for it. ‘overclocking.
In addition to the new 4, 6 and 8 core processors, Intel is also introducing other features. The new 9th generation processors will offer Wi-Fi 6, which offers higher speed and is better suited to handling multiple connected devices than the current Wi-Fi 5 standard. The 9th gen processors will also support Intel’s Optane H10 memory – a combined Optane memory and a QLC NAND M.2 SSD that it revealed at CES in January, which claims to offer speeds similar to TLC and MLC SSDs. More expensive PCI-E NANDs, but for less money. This is basically an Intel 660p SSD with Optane memory and the former is currently extremely popular as you can buy it with a 1TB capacity for just over $ 100 while Samsung’s 970 Evo will set you back. over $ 300 at the same time. capacity
This is a potentially useful addition to mobile devices where capacity is typically more important than speed and although Samsung’s Intel 760p and 970 SSDs remain the best option for high-end users, Optane Memory H10 potentially has a market in it. the low to mid-range where low-end SATA and PCI-E SSDs are currently used.
Intel is also expanding its line of 9th generation desktop processors, incorporating a low-power 8-core model in the form of the Core i9-9900. With a 65W rather than 95W TDP and a locked-in multiplier, it’s likely to be popular with content creators and gamers who won’t overclock, especially since it can still hit 5GHz in Turbo. Boost and has the same 8 cores and 16 threads as the flagship. Core i9-9900K but significantly cheaper.