As laptops become more and more powerful, many photographers and videographers are turning to them as their primary work machines. Intel's first ever Core i9 laptop processor was just unveiled, and with the company positioning it toward content creators, it too should help push the envelope all the more.
Content creators can always use more power, and it seems Intel's new processors should be a step in the right direction. The eighth generation i9, i7, and i5 processors were recently announced, and with them come a host of improvements. Built on the Coffee Lake platform using the 14nm++ process, Intel promises the new processors can edit 4K video up to 59 percent faster than the seventh generation chips with the same discrete graphics, which should be great news for video editors, especially as 4K continues to become the new standard.
Most exciting is the new i9-8950HK, which is the first mobile Intel processor to offer 6 cores and 12 threads. The processor features Thermal Velocity Boost, which automatically increases the clock frequency by up to 200 MHz so long as the temperature remains low, while its turbo boost frequency tops out at a whopping 4.8 GHz. Of course, software companies will need to write their applications to take advantage of the multiple cores, but the processor is no doubt a monster in the mobile realm.
The new processors also have the Intel 300 Series Chipset, which includes Gigabit Wi-Fi. The chip is already in certain laptops, such as the new Dell XPS 15, which will be available for preorder on April 16. It should be exciting news for creators looking for as much power as possible on the go.