Intel Reportedly Working on Core i9 and Coffee Lake Mobile Processors
This year has been a busy one in terms of PC hardware. We’ve seen AMD return to form in a major way releasing processors and GPUs more than capable of giving Intel and Nvidia a run for their money. Those releases have prompted the aforementioned industry leaders to step up their game. Overall, this has meant been a good year in terms of PC hardware. However, it looks like 2018 might be just as busy.
While looking at the latest AIDA64 update, Hot Hardware’s Paul Lilly, discovered some interesting things about the future of Intel. First of all, it looks like Intel is gearing up to make a major move in the realm of laptop computers. The company has several new laptop chips in the works including a mobile I9 processor. The Core i9-8950HK will be a six-core CPU with Hyper Thread support, a 12MB L3 cache, and 45W TDP.
Beyond that, Intel is working on revamped versions of its Coffee Lake processors for mobile devices. Two of them will be based on core i7 components and will offer six and 12 core CPUs with 12MB L3 cache, and 45W TDP. Intel is also working on chips based on its i5 line of processors. Presumably, these are meant to counter AMD’s own mobile offerings.
Beyond that, we don’t know the full extent of what Intel has planned for 2018. The company recently broke from its established pattern of updates and releases so they are a bit more unpredictable now. On the whole, though, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We think most would agree that Intel had grown a bit complacent in its role as the industry leader so it is nice to see them change things up and AMD has demonstrated that the company can’t rest on its past successes anymore.
All in all, 2018 should be a very interesting year so we’re looking forward to seeing what Intel, AMD, and Nvidia have in store.
Eric is an avid tech junkie, gamer, and comic fan. When he's not working on his PC, you'll find him at your local comic book shop.