Intel Core i9 debuts in the notebook field after the announcement made in Beijing: it is, as the name implies, the maximum expression in terms of performance. This is the first time we find this number in the product portfolio, while in the past we have been accustomed to the Core i7 as the most performing notebook processors.
In particular, the first model of Intel Core i9 notebook is the Core i9-8950HK that allows you to regret your desktop with the advantage of being able to bring the notebook wherever you are and so useful for those who work (or play) with their own laptop.
Obviously the new Intel Core i9 are based on the eighth generation of the processors of the Santa Clara house. This also makes it possible to use the Intel Optane storage system, and of course the suite of features related to the eighth-generation Intel Core vPro business world could not be missing.
The new Intel Core i9 processors (as well as the Core i7 and Core i5) are based on the Coffee Lake platform, relying on the 14nm advanced production process, allowing better performance but also consumption.
Returning to talk about Intel Core i9-8950HK, it is the first Intel processor for notebooks with six cores and 12 threads (thanks to Hyper-Threading). Being part of the K series is completely unlocked allowing OEMs to overclock already in the factory. There is also the new Intel Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) system that increases the clock frequency up to 200 MHz reaching 4.8 GHz (but Dell with the brand Alienware has already presented a solution that touches the 5 GHz).
When users find the Intel Core i5 , Core i7 , and Core i9 badges, it means that there is the best technology for the processors combined with Intel Optane memory acceleration.
The Intel Core i9 processors like the other eighth generations use the new Intel 300 chipset with support for Wi-Fi Gigabit that allows you to get double the performance in data exchange compared to a solution 2 × 2 802.11 AC 80 MHz (867 Mbps) .