New Intel laptop processors can run record speeds of 5GHz

Today, we are getting a new suite of processors from Intel. These processors are meant for high-end laptops and promise to boost their speeds and connectivity.

Intel’s new 9th Gen H-series processors are offered in Core i5, i7 and i9 versions. The H-series also have 45W power draws. To put that into perspective, chips in thinner laptops have 15W power draws. The chips should be able to handle all the demands of content creation and gaming.


One of the key talking points here is the Core i9-9980. It boasts an insane top turbo speed of 5GHz. How fast is that? Well, this rate that was reportedly impossible for a laptop chip to obtain until now. The chip is also unlocked, so that means it can be overclocked for even more speed.

The 9980HK holds eight cores and 16 threads. Also, it features 16MB of cache and supports the latest Intel Wi-Fi 6 networking cards. Those can reach speeds of 2.4 Gbps.

According to Intel, the new processors should offer up to 54 percent faster 4K video editing and improve gameplay by 56 percent. That’s all compared to a three-year-old computer.

Still using the 14nm process

While these chips to offer breakneck speeds, they are still using the 14nm process. Intel’s been using the 14nm process for a few generations now. It’s rumored Intel will move to a newer processor later in 2019 though. That should further improve performance and efficiency.

More than 25 different CPU options

Intel has expanded its 9th Gen chips for desktops for more than 25 different CPU options across the Celeron, Pentium Gold, Core i3, i5, i7, and i9 lineups. The first PCs to feature the 9th Gen chips will sport the new Celeron and Pentium Gold designs.

The chips are available in machines from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Razer, Lenovo, and MSI today.

Image courtesy Intel

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
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