8 cores in a laptop: Intel announces improved 45 W 9th Gen H-series Coffee Lake-Refresh processors; Core i9-9980HK posts impressive preliminary performance
Intel has officially announced the 9th generation H-series 45 W processors today with several new features and performance improvements. Leading the stack is the Core i9-9980HK and the Core i9-9980H that sport an 8C/16T configuration with 16 MB L3 cache. The 9980HK is the only unlocked variant and can boost up to 5 GHz thanks to Intel's Thermal Velocity Boost. Preliminary performance results appear to show significantly improved multi-core performance compared to the 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs. The 9th gen CFL-H Refresh CPUs will soon be seen in most gaming and content creation laptops from all major OEMs.