Unlocked Intel Core i9-8950HK With 6 Cores 12 Threads Spotted Inside Unreleased MSI Laptop
Intel has made quite a leap in performance for its Coffee-Lake line of processors and now it seems that Intel is preparing a mobile version of its Core i9 processor as specs for the Intel Core i9-8950HK inside unreleased MSI laptop have leaked online.
The Intel Core i9-8950HK leak comes from 3DMark who tested out the yet to be released MSI laptop with dual GTX 1080 along with Intel Core i9 mobile processor. According to the leak, the processor has 6 cores with 12 threads and the processor itself will be unlocked meaning users will be able to overclock the i9.
Videocardz was able to screenshot the specs for Core i9-8950HK which reveal that the processor will have a base clock of 2.9 GHz and 3.9 GHz with the turbo. While it is just a leak but, it seems that laptop manufacturers have their hands on the chip to manufacture their laptops.
In related news, with the launch of Coffee Lake processors, Intel has taken its lead back from AMD in January 2018. According to report, Intel has skipped ahead of AMD in CPU market share with the help of its Coffee Lake series of the processors as their availability is better compared to their initial launch.
Intel took the lead back in the market share which rose to 58 percent and AMD’s share dropped to 42%. Furthermore, Intel’s monthly revenue also increased with Core i7-8700K leading the way. Intel took the 64% of the overall CPU market revenue and 36 percent of the market revenue belonged to AMD.
Furthermore, Intel has promised hardware fix for Spectre and Meltdown for its upcoming line of processors. According to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, the company is working on a hardware fix for its next line of processors that will be available in 2019.
However, AMD has assured that Zen 2 will be immune to these flaws. Furthermore, the company has noted that Zen 2 will be secured from future security threats.