Intel on Tuesday unveiled its latest family of eighth-generation Core processors.
“This is the great Intel update that people have been talking about,” said Ray Wang, principal analyst at Constellation Research.
“As with previous generation next core releases, these initial solutions are aimed at customers who value high-level performance and dynamic market segments,” said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT.
“I hope that company-specific PCs and value-oriented systems will arrive in a relatively short time,” he told cbsMags.
The 8th Gen processors incorporate the Intel Octane memory, an intelligent and adaptable system accelerator for desktop and mobile platforms that use SATA-based storage technology.
Intel has also released a new data unit acceleration feature that increases a large secondary HDD hard drive.
Together, Intel Octane and Data Drive Acceleration provide up to 4.7 times the game’s loading speed and a media load 1.7 times faster, Intel said.
However, “most of the performance improvements come from accelerating the system using Octane memory and improving the chipset network,” said Kevin Krewell, principal analyst at Tirias Research.
“These are parts to fill the market gaps in the product line,” he told CBS-Mags. “Nothing really exceeded the limits except the i9-8950HK.”
The i9-8950HK processor is Intel’s first mobile processor with six cores and 12 threads. It comes completely unlocked. It has the new Intel Thermal Velocity Boost, which automatically increases the clock frequency up to 200 MHz if the processor temperature is low enough and there is enough turbo power, giving a turbo frequency of up to 4.8 GHz.
Mobile 8th Gen Processor Details
The new Intel i5, i7 and i9 processors are based on the Coffee Lake platform. They use 14nm ++ process technology, which allows them to deliver up to 41 percent more frames per second in the game or edit 4K videos up to 59 percent faster than the previous generation with the same discrete graphics.
The Intel Core 8 mobile processors of the highest generation include a new Intel 300 Series Chipset, which adds an integrated WiFi Gbit that can be up to 2 times faster than the standard 2×2 802.11AC 80 MHz.
The six cores and 12 threads of the i9-8950HK processor “give it a significant boost in gaming performance,” Krewell said.
“AMD offers Ryzen desktop processors that some notebook manufacturers, such as Asus, use,” he added.
“The H-series mobile processors have done a great job of reducing power to 45W, which improves battery life and overall performance,” Wang de Constellation told CBS-Mags.
“It also supports two channels of DDR4-2666 and these chips are unlocked, allowing for some incredibly fast laptop games, plus rich content creation, impressive VR and great compatibility with 10-bit HeVC to encode / decode HDR “.
8th Gen vPro for Business
The Intel Core vPro processors include the Intel core processor and the Intel Xeon processor families. They offer faster processing, modeling up to 20 percent faster and interactive 3D application processing.
They include the hardware-based Intel Authenticate multifactor authentication solution, which supports facial recognition in Windows 10. This functionality will be available in the commercial systems of Dell, HP and Lenovo.
From the first moment, Intel vPro-based computers from Lenovo and HP will use Intel Runtime BIOS Resilience, which locks the BIOS when the software is running.
Summing up Intel offers
Intel “can meet the functionality of the CPU, which has decreased performance, but is still lagging behind in GPUs and modems,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at Enderle Group.
“A lot of the performance these days is controlled by the modem and the GPU, not by the CPU, which is not as important as it was before,” he told CBS-Mags.