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Coffee Lake Refresh: Intel's 9th Gen Chips Take Center Stage

In an effort to boost its presence in the laptop gamer market, Intel has launched the Coffee Lake Refresh, a set of new processors that can play any AAA-game with ease.

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Image via Intel

Last Tuesday, Intel announced what may be its most significant refresh in years – the 9th generation processors.

And to the delight of gamers and creators alike, the Coffee Lake Refresh turned out to be every bit as powerful as imagined.

According to a post on Forbes, the new processors are based on the 14nm Coffee Lake architecture. Simply put, Intel tweaked its older processor to create the Coffee Lake Refresh.

With that said, these processors are a bit more than a simple refresh. The high-end H-series processors promise to deliver the best experience to its users.

Not only is it supposed to support all AAA-list games, but you should be able to record and stream the games at the same time without any lag or drops in performance.

Coffee Lake Refresh: A Desktop Caliber Performance On the Go

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Intel Coffee Lake Refresh is not a new Intel processor lineup. So, it doesn’t come with a new motherboard or chips platform.

High-end variants of the chipset, the H-series, got an improved thermal interface and support for up to 8 cores. That’s not all; there’s also CNVI Wi-Fi and support for the second generation USB 3.1 (10Gbps).

Although laptops with these 9th generation processors will enjoy up to 40 lanes of PCIe Express 3.0, it’s still limited to dual channel, 2,666MHZ memory.

What to Expect From Intel’s 9th Generation Processors

The most significant change in the 9th generation processors is the inclusion of the 8-core parts. That means we could see MacBooks and Windows laptops that would be adequate desktop replacements later this year.

The star of the show, a Core i9 variant of the processors such as the Core i9-9980HK, can turbo boost up to 5 GHz.

Intel created the processor for 15 and 17-inch gaming laptops, including portable workstations. And based on current reports, the new chipsets should start replacing its 8th generation six-core predecessor – in the 15-inch MacBook Pro and other Windows gaming laptops – before the end of the quarter.

In a statement about the release date, Intel said; 

“Starting April 23, 2019, laptops powered by the 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors will launch from OEMs including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and MSI.”

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