Intel launches new 9th Gen Core laptop processors

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Intel announced today the launch of new 9th Gen Core H-Series mobile processors designed for gamers and content creators. The company is promising desktop-grade performance for complex tasks such as video editing, with up to 33% overall performance leap compared to a 3-year old PC.

The lineup of new 45W H-series chips include Core i5, i7 processors and the top of the line Core i9-9980HK CPU with eight cores that can reach up to 5 GHz with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost. This new Core i9 processor is pretty much a mobile version of Intel’s Core i9-9900K processor that launched last Fall, a chip that could also reach 5Ghz.

All of Intel’s new 9th gen laptop CPUs also support the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard, Thunderbolt 3, as well as Intel Optane memory technology. The new chips will start shipping first in laptops from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and MSI.

In addition to the new mobile CPUs, Intel also announced today a pretty big extension of its family of 9th Gen Core desktop processors. The 25 new chips include affordable Pentium Gold and Celeron products starting at $42, as well as new Core i3, i5, i7 and i9 CPUs with prices going from $122 to $439 for the new Core i9-9900 CPU. You can find more details about all the new SKUs on this page.