Intel pushes limits with 8th gen Core i9 and adds octane to Optane

8th gen Core

Intel’s new 8th gen Core i9 laptop processors are the highest-performance laptop processor it has ever built. They deliver its best mobile gaming and content creation experience ever.

The new 8th Gen Core i9, i7 and i5 laptop processors (website here) use the Coffee Lake platform. They leverage 14nm process technology. This enables them to deliver up to 41% more frames per second in gameplay or 59% faster for a 4K video edit. (compared to the previous generation with same discrete graphics).

The 8th Gen Core i9-8950HK (website here)  processor has six cores and 12 threads. It is unlocked and features the new Intel Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB). This ‘opportunistically’ and automatically increases clock frequency up to 200MHz. It translates to a turbo frequency of up to 4.8GHz.

Intel has seen increasing demand for incredibly fast laptops that can provide desktop-like performance for an immersive and responsive experience, including the ability to stream and record without compromising gameplay while still enabling portability.

But, 8th gen Core performance goes beyond gaming.

The 8th gen Core i9 It has radically redefined what creativity means. As multimedia content becomes, richer and more immersive you need more performance to create and consume.

The 8th Gen Core processor family provides a powerful mobile platform for creators. With single- and multi-threaded performance users can enjoy high-quality mobile VR and new Windows Mixed Reality Ultra experiences. A new Intel 300 Series Chipset adds integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi.

8th gen Core puts octane into Optane

Intel Optane memory is a smart and adaptable system accelerator for desktop and mobile platforms. It increased the performance and responsiveness of SATA-based storage technology without compromising storage capacity.

Intel has released a new Data Drive Acceleration feature that delivers a boost to a large secondary HDD data drive. This powerful combination provides up to 4.7x game loading and 1.7x faster media loading.

GadgetGuy’s take – faster, faster, faster

Have a read on the Intel@Computex 2018  for more on pushing boundaries. Great stuff.