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Intel Core i9 Mobile And 9th Gen Coffee Lake Processors Detailed In AIDA64 Update ( 49

Paul Lilly, writing for HotHardware: Looking at the release notes for the latest AIDA64 system diagnostics and benchmarking utility, there are several unannounced Intel processors on tap, including a mobile Core i9 processor and what appears to be a Coffee Lake refresh, due out sometime in 2018. Starting with mobile, it looks like Intel will be making an aggressive play in the laptop space with several new laptop chips, including at least one Core i9 processor with an unlocked multiplier. That is the Core i9-8950HK, a 6-core CPU with Hyper Threading support, 12MB of L3 cache, and a 45W TDP. Sitting below that are a handful of other mobile products, all based on Intel's Coffee Lake-H architecture. Two of them are Core i7 parts -- Core i7-8850H and Core i7-8750H, both of which are 6-core/12-thread processors with 12MB of L3 cache and a 45W TDP, same as the Core i9-8950H, but at presumably different clockspeeds and without an unlocked multiplier. The other two are the Core i5-8400H (6-core/6-thread, 9MB L3 cache, 45W TDP) and Core i3-8300H (4-core/4-thread, 8MB L3 cache, 45W TDP).
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Intel Core i9 Mobile And 9th Gen Coffee Lake Processors Detailed In AIDA64 Update

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  • by iggymanz ( 596061 ) on Monday November 27, 2017 @12:05PM (#55629967)

    will they run a management engine having operating system intended for student training and a web server? if no we don't want it, the owner of facebook says privacy is bad

    • by xtronics ( 259660 ) on Monday November 27, 2017 @01:01PM (#55630411) Homepage

      ME was my first thought as well - what might they have changed in the ME(Management Engine)? Now that people have figured out how to disable this Orwellian mess - I suppose they will 'fix' it..

      When I first heard of 'secure boot' I figured it would be the opposite of the name - and sure enough it was.

      Having the ability to connect to the Internet, write to one's system drive - based on closed code - the exact recipe to create exploits.. is rather insane.

      I suspect they were paid for a backdoor and had no choice but to do it.

  • Enough cores to be able to dedicate a couple to just serve ads fulltime.

  • by phayes ( 202222 ) on Monday November 27, 2017 @12:27PM (#55630161) Homepage

    I've been waiting to replace my laptop for years but given that Intel hasn't released a PC with more than 16 Gb of Low Power RAM one has up to now had the choice of normal RAM or being limited to 16 Gb. Has the rare beast been announced at last?

  • But does it run Linux... to run Linux? This Linux on MINIX garbage isn't cutting it for me! ;)

  • None of those model number indicate 9th generation "Core" architecture products. The first digit being an 8 indicates it's an 8th generation "Core" architecture product.

    Chip makers do odd things when they get to 10, and Intel can blue the lines of each "generation" however they please, but nothing here indicates "9th generation".

    • The bottom of TFA has it (just model numbers):

      This is where things really start to get interesting. Having abandoned the tick-tock release cadence that guided Intel for such a long time and adopted a process-architecture-optimization scheme, it is a bit more difficult to predict what the company has in store. Looking at AIDA64's release notes, we see the following 9th Generation Core processors listed:

      Intel Core i3-9000
      Intel Core i3-9000T
      Intel Core i3-9100
      Intel Core i3-9300
      Intel Core i3-9300T
      Intel Core i5-9400
      Intel Core i5-9400T
      Intel Core i5-9500
      Intel Core i5-9600
      Intel Core i5-9600K

      Considering that Intel is a little further off from mass producing its 10-nanometer Cannon Lake processors for the consumer sector, our best guess is that these will be a refresh of its Coffee Lake architecture. That leaves the field wide open in terms of cores, threads, clockspeeds, L3 cache, and TDPs, with no way to fill in the blanks unless taking some wild guesses. About the only thing we know for sure is the Core i5-9500K part will have an unlocked multiplier, as designated by the "K" in the model name.

  • Finally, a really good name for a new processor.

Can anyone remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?