Intel Unveils Musclebook Chips

Intel Unveils Musclebook Chips
The new 9th Gen mobile chips can be run at up to 5 GHz, resulting in up to 18 per cent higher frame rates.

(CCM) — Intel has taken the wraps off its ultra-powerful ninth generation mobile processors, which it expects to be used to power a new class of superfast laptops it is calling "musclebooks," according to a The Next Web report.

The new Core i5, i7, and i9 9th Gen processors provide a significant performance boost over their predecessors in the same way that the 9th Gen desktop chips did when they were launched back in October 2018.

The flagship 9980 HK chip can be overclocked up to 5 GHz from its 2.4 GHz base speed, providing "up to 18 per cent higher fps" in games compared to last year's flagship 8950 HK, according to Intel, or 28 per cent faster 4K video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, the report says.

The chip will also provide a 2.1x performance boost for users steaming, gaming, and recording simultaneously, the report adds. This performance boost comes at a price: the 9980 HK has a recommended retail price of $583.

The new chips also offer two significant new features: support for Intel's high-speed non-volatile Optane H10 memory module and compatibility with the new WiFi 6 standard, which is three times faster than the current 2x2 AC WiFi standard.

The first laptops with the 9th Gen chips are expected to become available in the coming months.

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