Asus I9 Processor Laptop sports 8th generation Intel Core Processors
Asus I9 Processor Laptop: There is good news for the laptop lovers with the arrival of Core i9 laptops by Intel. The wide range of new chips includes Intel processors that have built-in AMD dedicated graphics. These are the 8th generation Intel Core Processors with Radeon RX Vega graphics. You will be getting a Quad Core Kaby Lake base CPU that lives on the Core i7, can boost up to 4.2gigahertz.
What really makes this special is the idea that you are getting a pretty much dedicated Radeon graphics card that is actually paired inside that same chip, so it is going to be a custom vega implementation with between 20 and 24 CPUs whether you go with Core i5 or Core i7.
These are fairly thin and light laptops with 15-inch displays. It is because when they have the CPU and the GPU all inside a 65-watt TDP, they don’t have to be that thick. And they don’t even need to have any kind of crazy cooling. It is all going to be on one chip, means that they can be actually close to Ultrabooks, of course being much powerful.
There were a ton of other processors announced as well. On the mainstream side, the U-series processors that go in a ton of ultrabooks are going to be getting Iris Plus Graphics.
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So, while these are going to be almost definitely found in things like the next-generation 13-inch MacBook, it will be nice to have a fairly thin and small laptop that can have not only Quad-core processors but also pretty decent integrated graphics.
What is really exciting though are the brand new gaming laptop chips. So, these are the H-series processors and at 45-watts, in any gaming laptop as well as some workstations. So, there’s a big change across the board with the Core i5’s are basically being bumped up to what you used to be able to get a Core i7.
So, they are still going to be quad-core, but they now have hyper-threading. So, if you have an older generation Core i7, the low-ends now is going to be roughly equivalent.
The only little space you lost out here is with clock speed. So with the base Core i7-8750H, when you are completely mixing 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 parts.
If you step up to higher-end core i7-8850H, these numbers are a lot, that’s going to be able to run at 2.6 gigahertz base or 4.3 gigahertz boost. On top of that, the 8850H does have some slight over-clocking capabilities, depending on whether the laptop OEM will actually allow you to do or not, it can be boosted by another 400megahertz.
The brand new Intel Core i9 laptop chip is the one that builds on what we are getting on the core i7 with the six-core design but cranks up everything to 11. The i9-8950HK has that same six-core hyper-threading design as i7.
However, it bumps up the clock speeds to 2.9 gigahertz base and especially with their new velocity boost, which will allow even higher turbo clock, assuming that you are going to be fairly cool on the processor; you can get up to 4.8 gigahertz out of the Core i9. Even better that is going to be overclockable.
It’s going to be only a matter of time that before we start seeing these laptops with a six-core five-gigahertz plus processor. Intel had a few of these Core i9 systems setup and to be fair, they are all very thick. A lot of that because they all had a GTX 1080 inside, is not exactly the easiest thing to cool.
However, you don’t actually need dual power supplies for the core i9 as it is still a 45-watt chip, at least until you start overclocking. All these processors would be on sale pretty shortly, but Core i7’s and i9’s will be the ones that are much awaited for. Having six-cores in a laptop is going to be a legit game changer.
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 Specifications
The Asus ZenBook comes with a 15.6-inch LED-backlit display. While the top-end model comes with 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, the laptop is also available with the standard full HD (1080 x 1920) resolution, on the lower-end variants. The Asus I9 Processor Laptop has 8th generation Intel Core i9 chipset. However, lower-end variants with Intel Core i5 and Core i7 will also be available. Running alongside the Intel processor will be a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM.
The laptop can also be configured with either 8GB or 16GB of DDR4 RAM. For storage, Asus is providing SSDs with that amount up to 1TB. Fueling the laptop is a 71Whr 8-cell lithium-polymer battery, which the company claims can last for up to 9 hours. Asus I9 Processor Laptop also comes with a back-lit keyboard, precision touchpad and runs on Windows 10 OS. Harmon Kardon branded speakers are also included for providing a good audio output.
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