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  • - Hey guys, this is Austin.

  • If you love laptops, I have some good news for you.

  • Intel recently invited me out

  • to their event in San Francisco

  • where they showed off a wide range of new chips,

  • including not only Intel processors

  • that have built-in AMD dedicated graphics,

  • but we're also going to be getting new laptop chips

  • across the board,

  • including a brand new six-core Core i9 option for laptops.

  • So, let's start with the very first Intel processor

  • that has dedicated AMD graphics

  • that are actually built inside the chip

  • or by its short name

  • of the 8th Generation Intel Core Processors

  • with Radeon RX Vega Graphics,

  • because, you know, that rolls off the tongue.

  • So the CPU side of things isn't all that exciting.

  • You're getting a quad-core Kaby Lake base CPU

  • that lives on the Core i7, can boost up to 4.2 gigahertz.

  • What really makes this special

  • is the idea that you're getting

  • a pretty much dedicated Radeon graphics card

  • that's actually going to be paired inside that same chip,

  • so this is going to be a custom Vega implementation

  • with between 20 or 24 CUs

  • depending on if you go with Core i5 or Core i7.

  • They had a couple laptops available to demo.

  • The HP Spectre x360, which looks very similar

  • to the ENVY x360 we recently took a look at

  • running Ryzen Mobile, as well as the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1.

  • Now, these are fairly thin and light laptops.

  • Now, they do have 15-inch displays.

  • When you consider that they have the CPU

  • and the GPU all inside a 65-watt TDP,

  • they don't have to be all that thick

  • and they don't need to have any kind of crazy cooling.

  • It's all going to be on one chip,

  • which means that for a lot of these things,

  • they can actually be pretty close to Ultrabooks.

  • Of course, being much, much powerful.

  • Now, we'll have to wait until I actually get

  • one of these laptops and to test,

  • but if you do want a sneak peek at the performance,

  • I recently did do a video on the new Hades Canyon Intel NUC,

  • which was going to be a little bit more powerful,

  • does have that same chip inside.

  • There were ton of other processors announced as well.

  • So, on the mainstream side,

  • the U-Series processors that go in a ton of Ultrabooks

  • are going to be getting Iris Plus Graphics.

  • So, while these are going to be almost definitely found

  • in things like the next-generation 13-inch MacBook,

  • it's going to be really nice to be able to have

  • a fairly thin and small laptop

  • that can have, not only quad-core processors,

  • but also pretty decent integrated graphics.

  • Nothing crazy,

  • certainly not going to touch the Radeon stuff,

  • but it should be a nice step forward.

  • What's really exciting though

  • are the brand new gaming laptops chips.

  • So, these are the H-Series processors

  • and at 45 watts, it's what you find

  • in pretty much any gaming laptop,

  • as well as some workstations.

  • So, there's a big change across the board.

  • First of all, the Core i5's are basically being bumped up

  • to what you used to be able to get as a Core i7.

  • So they're still going to be quad-core

  • but they now have hyperthreading.

  • So, if you have a older generation Core i7,

  • the low-ends now is going to be roughly equivalent.

  • The real sweet spot though

  • are going to be the brand new 8th Generation Core i7's,

  • which just like the desktop,

  • are moving from four cores to six cores.

  • And yes, having six cores in a gaming laptop

  • is going to be awesome, especially concerning

  • that they keep that same 45-watt TDP.

  • It's literally just more free performance.

  • The only little place you lost out here is with clock speed.

  • So with the base Core i7-8750H,

  • when you're completely maxing it out with all six cores,

  • the base clock is only going to be 2.2 gigahertz.

  • However, it can't boost all the way up to 4.2 gigahertz,

  • so that will be a lot closer to that for the most part.

  • If you step up to the higher end Core i7-8850H,

  • these numbers are a lot,

  • that guy's going to be able to run at 2.6 gigahertz base

  • or 4.3 gigahertz boost.

  • On top of that, that 8850H

  • does have some slight overclocking capabilities,

  • so depending on whether the laptop OEM

  • will actually allow you to do it or not,

  • it can, in theory, be boosted by another 400 megahertz.

  • What I'm really excited to get my hands on though

  • is that brand new Intel Core i9 laptop chip.

  • So this essentially builds on what you're getting

  • on the Core i7 with the six-core design,

  • but cranks up everything to 11.

  • The i9-8950HK has that same

  • six-core hyperthreading design as the i7.

  • However, it bumps up the clock speeds to 2.9 gigahertz base

  • and especially with their new velocity boost,

  • which will allow an even higher turbo clock,

  • assuming that you're going to be

  • fairly cool on the processor,

  • you can get up to 4.8 gigahertz out of the Core i9.

  • Even better is that's going to be overclockable.

  • So, I feel like it's going to be only a matter of time

  • before we start seeing laptops

  • with a six-core five-gigahertz-plus processor.

  • Intel had a few of these Core i9 systems set up

  • and to be fair, they're all very, very thick.

  • A lot of that is because they all had a GTX 1080 inside,

  • which as you will probably know

  • is not exactly going to be the easiest thing to cool.

  • However, you don't actually need dual power supplies

  • for the Core i9 as it is still going to be a 45-watt chip,

  • at least until you start overclocking.

  • All these processors should be going on sale pretty shortly

  • but I've got to say,

  • I am really excited for the new i7's and i9's.

  • Having six-cores in a laptop

  • is going to be a legit game changer.

  • But I'm curious, which of these processors

  • do you think will make it into your next laptop?

  • Let me know in the comments below

  • and I will catch you in the next one.

- Hey guys, this is Austin.

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