Intel announces 8 core i9-9900KS processor

Intel Reveals 10th Gen Ice Lake Processors

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Ice Lake will start with 9W, 15W and 28W parts with up to 4 cores, 8 threads, and a 4.1GHz turbo clock speed. It's unclear what the first Project Athena laptops will be, but the company says it's now deploying the 1.0 target specification, and partners including Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo will have them in stores in the second half of the year.

Intel Gen11 is "the industry's first integrated GPU to incorporate variable rate shading capability by applying variable processing power to different areas of the scene to improve rendering performance", says Intel. Ice Lake is Intel's first volume-shipped 10nm chip. With the launch of Intel i9 9900KS, the company also announced the details of its 10nm mobile processors called Ice lake. Thanks to Intel's new Gen 11 integrated graphics processor (IGP) silicon on board, the chips can run a game like CS:GO at 75 to 100 frames per second, a substantial upgrade from older Intel silicon, which could only muster 30 to 40 frames per second. Intel previewed its performance the day before Computex, and claimed up to 2x the graphics performance of the previous generation equivalent.

Additionally, Intel announced that the new Intel Core X-series family of processors will be coming this Fall and they will include frequency improvements, increased memory speeds and updated Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0.

10nm Ice Lake processors support Wi-Fi 6 with gigabit speeds and is almost 3 times faster than.11ac. This translates to 60fps in Rocket League at 1080p, or over 30fps in Fortnite.

Besides Ice Lake, next Intel's laptops will have speedy Wi-Fi 6 technologies and do-it-all Thunderbolt 3 port. "You will see more [Threadripper] from us; you will definitely see more".

Intel developed the new KEI engineering metrics, used during the program's verification process, to test and drive consistent experiences on the laptop.

The new "Ice Lake" chips will also bring platform-level enhancements like Wi-Fi 6 Gig+, which is slated to offer more bandwidth than a wired router.