Step right up ladies and gentlemen we have news for you, and this is going to put your computer into warp-drive. Intel Corp has just released their i9 series Central Processing Unit (CPU) for the consumer market making it the fastest chip Intel has ever introduced for regular users.
According to Intel, “The 9th Gen Intel® Core™ mobile processor takes enthusiast laptop performance to a whole new level. The new Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK delivers world-class performance with up to 5.0 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, 8 cores, and 16 threads with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology), and 16MB of smart cache to conquer the most demanding workloads. Want to reach for even greater levels of performance? — the Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK processor is fully unlocked and can be overclocked for even more performance.”
Interpretation: It’s fast.
If you just purchased a new computer with an 8th Gen CPU like an i5, don’t worry your new computer may take this upgrade as it is compatible with a host of motherboards that hold the chip in place, provide resources to it and receive computational data from it. So, you may have caught a break and can upgrade without much effort or cost. If you have older generations of CPUs, you may need to invest in a whole new system to get the benefits.
Pricing on the new 9th Gen CPUs is reasonable with am i3 selling around $200 or about 20% more than the generation it replaces.
Ok, so what? Well, if you just surf the Internet, write a letter or two, this news is a ho-hum moment. However, Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs are power hungry and this 25% boost in computing will be a welcome addition. Gamers will be able to unleash the full capacity of their best games and, provided they have a good graphics processor (GPU) and a great 4k monitor, oh watch out, I’m liv’n’ large in cyber-space. “Red 5, goen’ in.” Good luck Wedge. (If you missed the reference review the Star-Wars saga.)
The i9 chip series is currently in production and available for delivery as a chip only product or in new computers coming off factory lines.
Oh, by the way, if super speed at all costs is not what you want then check out the price drops in older, but still worthy, chips in new computers. For example, i7 7th Gen sells for about half (½ as in 50% off) as it did when it was just released.
Now go get that new thing and enjoy.