Intel expands Coffee Lake range with Core i9s

Intel presented new chips at the start of the week to join the Coffee Lake family. In the list, there are Core i9s for laptops, Core i9s that we could soon find in some MacBook and MacBook Pro.

Intel has not done things by halves and the American founder has thus presented chips for all types of machines.

Intel expands Coffee Lake range with Core i9s

The mobile Core i9s are arguably the most interesting of all.

Intel is back with new processors

As their figure indicates, these processors will indeed be positioned above the Core i7 and they will thus form the new top of the range of the company.

The Core i9-8950HK thus brings together six physical cores clocked at around 2.9 GHz, with a Thermal Velocity Boost mode allowing it to occasionally reach a frequency of 4.6 or 4.8 GHz. This famous mode will activate on demand according to the heat dissipation of the machine and it will offer a maximum gain of 29% according to Intel.

Just like the Core i7s currently found on some high-end ultrabooks, the chip has a TDP of 45 W, but it will be possible to lower it in some cases to 35 W.

A very fast Intel Core i9 and Core iX + to complete the range

In parallel, Intel also presented a Core i7-8850H also composed of six cores clocked at 2.6 GHz, with a Turbo Boost that can reach 4.3 GHz and a TDP of 45 W which can be lowered to 35 W.

The founder did not stop there however and he unveiled a new range of processors, the Core i3 +, Core i5 +, Core i7 + and Core i9 +. Basically, nothing has changed, but these processors will all benefit from Optane memory to provide increased performance.

Apple was often among the first to integrate Intel technologies into its computers, so it would not be surprising if the brand's next Macs would include one of these chips. At least for the moment.

If we are to believe the most recent rumors, the brand would indeed prepare to abandon the Intel platform and thus switch its computers to its own chips. A movement that should be initiated from 2020.

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