Intel’s New 9th Gen Gaming Laptop CPUs Max Out at 5.0GHz

After introducing a full lineup of 9th Generation desktop processors, it was inevitable laptops would get their own new CPUs, and today Team Blue has introduced the 9th Gen H-series chips coming to a gaming laptop near you.

We’re not kidding, these new 9th Gen H-series will power no less than 24 gaming laptops that will be shipping soon, if not today. But before we get to all the new hardware powered by these processors, you should know Intel’s new, mightiest mobile processor, the Intel Core i9-9980HK, now comes with 8-cores , 16-threads, and can operate at clock speeds up to 5.0GHz.

Just under Intel’s flagship processor is the Intel Core i9-9880H, which is essentially a new locked Core i9 part for ultraportable laptops designed for creatives—cue the next MacBook Pro.

Top of the line chips aside, the entire new 9th Gen H-series lineup is increasing memory support to 128GB, doubling the current RAM cap.

Additionally, these CPUs feature native support for Wi-Fi 6, the wireless standard formally known as 802.11ax, through the introduction of Wi-Fi AX200 (Gig+) components. According to Intel, these chips will power the first mobile platforms to support Wi-Fi 6,  which provides three times faster data transmission rates and 75% reduced latency compared to 80211.AC.

Given the Santa Clara-based company’s usual mobile CPU release cadence, you can expect U-series processors destined for Ultrabooks and regular notebooks to show up sometime in the middle of the year.

Kevin Lee is IGN’s Hardware and Roundups Editor. Follow him on Twitter @baggingspam

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