Intel Core i7-9200U and Core i5-8300H benchmarks have been spotted and while the Intel Core i7-9200U comes with 2 cores and 4 threads the Core i5-8300H features 4 cores and 8 threads and has a base clock of 2.3 GHz and can turbo to 3.9 GHz.
The Intel Core i7-9200U has a base clock of 2.3 GHz and boost frequency is not known at this point. This will most likely be a mobile chip that will be coming to laptops in the near future. As there is only one listing it would seem that this is an early engineering sample so the final specs of the Intel Core i7-9200U could differ from what we see here.
The Intel Core i7-9200U could be one of the 9th generation CPUs that we have been hearing about and you can check out more information regarding Intel 9th generation chips here. The Core i5-8300H, on the other hand, is still based on the Intel Coffee Lake architecture and is just another SKU.
Intel Core i5-8300H
The Core i5-8300H has plenty of cores and threads that will be useful when it comes to gaming as well as productivity. You can check out the benchmarks below:
Intel Core i7-9200U
The Intel Core i7-9200U has fewer cores and threads but then again this does appear to be an engineering sample and will be coming out for the mobile market. You can check out benchmarks of the chip below:
The i5 chip is based on the Coffee Lake architecture and will most likely be affected by the Spectre and meltdown bugs as well. Intel seems to be working on chips that will not have this bug and those chips should be coming out before the end of the year. Having that said there is a lot of time between now and then. You can read all about those chips here.
Linux inventor Linus Torvalds, also had a few things to say about the Intel Spectre patches and the following are his words regarding the matter:
The patches do things like add the garbage MSR writes to the kernel entry/exit points. That’s insane. That says “we’re trying to protect the kernel”. We already have retpoline there, with less overhead. So somebody isn’t telling the truth here. Somebody is pushing complete garbage for unclear reasons. Sorry for having to point that out.
Let us know what you think about the upcoming Intel Core i7-9200U and Core i5-8300H CPU and whether or not you are interested in buying one of these chips when they come out.