Intel today released an official document which details the upcoming 9th Gen Core H-Series processors. The CPUs will be officially announced on 21st April with laptops featuring the i7-9750H releasing sometime in May. The two new configurations which will be immediately made available are:
- Core i7-9750H/GTX 1650
- Core i7-9750H/GTX 1660 Ti
The 9th Gen H-Series use Intel’s Coffee Lake architecture on the 14nm process. They are generally used in high-performance gaming laptops and have a lower power rating of 45W TDP. They also use Intel UHD Graphics 630 and retain support for DDR4-2666 memory.
At the top end of the spectrum sits the i9-9980HK. The chip is expected to come with 8 cores, 16 threads, 16 MB of L3 cache and a 5GHz boost clock. The non-overclockable i9-9880H comes with a boost clock of 4.8 GHz. The other H-Series GPU specs are listed below:
- i7-9850H and i7-9750H
- 6 Cores
- 12 Threads
- 12 MB L3 cache
- Boost Clock of 4.6GHz (9850H) and 4.5Ghz (9750H)
- i5-9400H and i5-9300H
- 4 Cores
- 8 Threads
- 8 MB of L3 cache
- Boost Clock of 4.3GHz (9400H) and 4.1Ghz (9300H)
Intel will probably be releasing more mobile CPUs and with the rumors of the new Ryzen chips, one should consider waiting before buying a new laptop. The new processors will offer better single and multi-core performance for both gaming and Vvdeo editing and are expected by mid-2019.