Intel Due to Release 9th Gen Core CPUs

The chipmaker made the announcement at the Game Developers’ Conference (GDC) 2019 at San Francisco.

Though it remained tight-lipped over the specifics of the model that will be launched, it stated that the rollout will include latest Core i9 mobile CPUs that will be used for top-end laptops for digital content creation and gaming.

The company, however, noted that every 9th generation Core i9 mobile processors will support Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (GIG+) and Intel Optane Memory H10. These unique features are what gamers, developers and users who need high-end processors look out for.  

While specific details about the two new processors remain undisclosed, Techspot reported a leak indicating two models in Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9 tiers.

The purported Core i5-9300H and Core i5-9400H are both reported to have 4 cores with Hyper-Threading, running at 4.1GHz and 4.3GHz speed respectively.

The Core i7 models in the leaked document are Core i7-9750H and Core i7-9850H, both equipped with 6 cores, Hyper-Threading and run at 4.5GHz and 4.6GHz respectively.

A top-end Core i9-9980HK is reported to feature 8 cores using Hyper-Threading for 16 total threads, equipped with a top boost speed of 5GHz. The other Intel Core i9-9980H would run up to 4.8GHz.

There are rising speculations that the 9th Gen Core laptop CPUs have been based on the same Coffee Lake infrastructure as the 9th Gen Core desktop CPUs introduced at the end of last year. These new processors would be produced using Intel’s 14mn++ process technology.

At the GDC 2019, the company also formally unveiled the new Intel Graphics Command Center bearing in mind that it had teased a new UI for GPU configuration tool previously.

Intel noted that the tool was built from the ground up with a modern UI and would permit one-click optimization of all game settings.

Intel also confirmed a collaboration with Spirit AI to combat toxicity in gaming with the aid of voice recognition and AI to foster more active moderation of voice chats in online multiplayer games.

The 9th Gen Core CPUs is slated to arrive in the second quarter of the year.