Intel has released the specifications of its upcoming Intel 9th generation H-series CPU’s. This Intel H-Series will be found in high-end premium laptops as they have more cores, higher TDPs and higher frequencies than their low powered counterparts. This new H-series includes two i5s, two i7s and two i9s with the highest end part packing eight unlocked cores and 16 threads and a 5.0 GHz boost clock.
A document was leaked by Intel earlier this week laid out the plans for its upcoming new Intel 9th generation h-series processors for the high-end premium laptops. The new mobile processors will have the same 14nm++ node which is used by desktop variants. Moreover, they will offer more cores and higher clock speeds than their U-series laptop counterparts.
Intel’s new H-series lineup will have two i5s, two i7s, and two i9s. At the top of the lineup is the i9-9980HK processor having 8 cores and 16 threads and a boost clock of 5.0GHz and a 16MB of L3 cache.
The 9980HK, the other i9 will have 8 hyper-threaded cores running at 4.8GHz. Both the i7-9750H and i7-9850H are equipped with 6 cores and 12 threads. The 9850H getting a boost clock of 4.6 GHz versus 4.5 GHz for the 9750H.
The two i5s, the 9400H, and 9300H, both are having 4 cores and 8 threads with 8MB of L3 cache with boosts clocks of 4.3 GHz for the 9400H and 4.1 GHz for the 9300H.
The 9th generation parts which really are the 4th generation of the Skylake arch will not be unlocked for overclocking with the exception of 9980HK.
The previous generation of h-series chips had the i9-8950H often being outperformed by the 8750H and i7-8850H due to heat throttling. Cooling the i9 mobile chips are proven to be difficult for manufacturers trying to use them in small form factor laptops, for instance, the MacBook Pro.
The heating problems have led to the i9 running at lower clock speed, resulting in performance degradation. The new CPUs are being manufactured on the same node and we are likely to see the same kind of thermal throttling in the absence of the new cooler designs from OEMs.
This same leak by Intel included the listings for the desktop chips with a “KF” suffix. These are the desktop parts and will have a disabled integrated GPU. The MSRP for “KF” CPUs are the same as the “K” CPUs, with the 9900K and 9900KF both being set at $488 by Intel, for example. Removing iGPU may help with heat management and allow for better thermal dissipation.
The release date for Intel 9th generation h-series has not been disclosed by Intel, but we are likely to see these in laptops by mid-2019.