Intel Core i9-8950HK: The company's most powerful laptop chip yet

Intel Announces First Core i9 Laptop CPU, New Mainstream Desktop Chipsets, 8th Gen vPro Platform, and More

While many of these notebooks, such as Samsung's Notebook Odyssey Z, use Intel's 8th-gen Core i7, there are a few that go whole hog and feature a Core i9-8950HK, like the ASUS ROG G703 and Alienware's 15 and 17 gaming laptops.

In addition to the new 8th gen performance mobile Coffee Lake parts, Intel has also announced four new SKUs that will be a part of its U-series (ultra-low power) mobile CPUs, featuring four-core/eight-thread design, new Iris Plus IGP with 128MB of eDRAM, new 300-series chipset, and Intel Optane memory support to the thin notebook market. The processors can deliver up to 41 percent more frames per second in gameplay. In October, it announced new desktop chips that are hexa-core instead of quad-core, and then at CES in January, Intel announced new quad-core H-series processors with dedicated GPUs from AMD built into them.

The Asus ROG G703 is one of the first laptops to sport Intel's Core i9 mobile processor. Find out all the key info about the new CPUs below.

Today at a global event in Beijing, Intel unveiled the first ever Intel® Core™ i9 processor for laptops. This will mostly benefit desktop gamers who already have an SSD for their OS/boot drive, as you can keep that performance and use an Optane Memory module to instead accelerate data access on your secondary drive.

On the desktop front, there are three new standard-voltage processors: the 65W Core i5-8600 and Core i5-8500, and the 62W Core i3-8300.

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Mobile computing is becoming increasingly popular and with this in mind, Intel announced the highest performance CPU's for laptops that leverage Thermal Velocity Boost.

According to Intel, the specs translate to 29 percent faster performance in everyday tasks compared to its previous generation Core i7-7820HK processor, and is 59 percent faster at 4K video editing. 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.

Intel's Core i9 would come unlocked meaning it can be overclocked. It has uncovered evidence of an internal Apple initiative dubbed "Kalamata", which would see a multistage transition from Intel's x86-based chips now used in Apple's desktop and notebook lineups to Apple's custom ARM-based chips.

All of these mobile and desktop Intel Cofee-Lake CPUs feature support for Intel Optane memory solutions and a new Optane-fueled Data Drive Acceleration. Content creators can expect 3.8x media project load and the ability to edit media 1.6x faster.

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