Intel 9th Gen Gaming Laptops – Buy Now or Wait?
Should you buy a laptop now or is it worth the wait to get a ninth gen model let's discuss intel's announcement on the 8th of October 2018 primarily revolved around the i9 9900 ki7 9700 k i5 9600 k in terms of their mainstream lineup. They also announced some high end desktop parts, but we won't be considering those here. Otherwise, there was no official information in regards to 9th gen laptop chips, so this video is based on my own thoughts, opinions and essentially best guesses, based on the information available when Intel previously launched the 8th generation of CPUs for the desktop the laptop variants followed. Seven months later and I'm talking about the proper coffee lake chips like the AI 78758, not the kb lake refreshes like the 85 50 year. If the past is anything to go by, usually there are more variants released as time goes on. While the past is by no means an indication of the future, it can help us gain an understanding of how Intel operates for reference. We know that the 8th gen desktop CPUs, such as the 8700 K, were announced on the 24th of September 2017 and then watched on the 5th of October 2017. 11 days later, there was a similar pattern with the 9th gen CPUs this year, which were announced on the 8th of October 2018 and then launched 10 days later on the 19th, as mentioned, the proper 8th gen laptop CPUs weren't, seen until seven months later.
Launching earlier this year on the 2nd of April 2018, so just six months ago and still relatively new, I wouldn't expect to see 9th gen laptop CPUs for at least 6 months, as was the case with the 8th gen, mainly due to Intel having trouble getting to 10 nanometer and seemingly wanting to stretch out the 14 nanometer life cycle as long as possible and killing off their current laptop chips after just six months, doesn't really seem the best way to do that. With that in mind, though, when the sixth and seventh generations were launched, that laptop chips came out at the same time as the PC counterparts, so this hasn't always been the case. So what sort of performance boost should we expect with these 9th gems, when the 8th gen came along? Not only did we get six core desktop parts on the mainstream lineup from Intel for the first time? This was also mirrored in the laptop parts with the 8750 h88 50h and 8950 HK cpus, which are six core parts, as the ninth gen is bringing us these eight core chips for the first time in the form of the i7 9700 k, i9 9900 k. It may be reasonable to assume an eight core laptop chip to be possible for laptops. I mean there are already eight Corizon laptops available now I'm, a little unsure about this 3rd 8th gen laptop CPUs were a nice boost in performance over the seventh gen, both in terms of clock, speed and core counts, with even the quad core, i5 8300 H coming Out ahead of the i7 7700 HQ, if you've been following the channel and my reviews of various 8th gen laptops, then you'll have noticed that pal, the madelung and thermal throttling seems to be much more common compared to the seventh gen laptops when under load, presumably due To increased clock, speed and core count, eight cores would further exacerbate this problem, likely requiring more power limits to prevent full multi, core use or otherwise lower clock speeds unless you've got a thick laptop with a large power, brick, so that's definitely going to be a challenge.
It'Ll be interesting to see how these go considering things like power, draw laptop battery size and cooling space based on what we've seen from the desktop parts. There'S not too much of a performance difference clock for clock going from 8th gen to 9th gen, at least based on my own testing. When I compared the 8700 K and 9900 K while running the same speeds, the biggest improvement simply seems to be from those increased call counts and slightly faster clock speeds, not sure if you've noticed, but the nitrogen desktop chips are a pretty large price increase from 8th Gen I'm, not quite sure, if we'll also see that with the laptop chips benefits anything like that, then manufacturers may be paying more for the CPUs to stick in their laptops, but again we'll just have to wait and see on that one. So should you wait for these new 9th gen CPU options before buying a new laptop or just buy? Now? To be honest, it really depends on how badly you need a new laptop and whether you think you'd actually benefit from potentially having a cause. Assuming that actually happens, all the slight clock, speed bumps that we should at least expect, although, realistically, I think, it's improvements will be minimal. Based on what we've seen from the desktop chips, I think the 8750 h is a pretty great option at the moment. Six cores with 3.9 gigahertz all quarter bow speeds granted, as discussed most of the laptops.
Will power limit throttle preventing full performance under multi core loads, but some laptops do handle this better than others, and under vaulting can go a long way in reducing this issue. Personally, I have no issue just by now. I think the current options are pretty great. Even the i5 8300 H is a great quad core chip for gaming. I don't think we'll see too much of a gain in any case. So if you need something now, I'll probably just go ahead and get it. Otherwise, if you can wait six months or so then might as well. If there are new ninth gen laptops, even if you don't buy one, maybe you can get a nice deal on an eighth gen model which will most likely still be a great option for years to come. Hopefully, this video has been useful. While I am interested in the new Intel, CPUs and can't wait to test and compare more of them with their eighth to encounter parts at this point based on the differences in performance we've, seen on the desktop side, I'm, not expecting any miracles on the laptop CPUs, Especially given the power limit, throttling issues that already exist on the 8th gen, let me know what you guys think we'll be seeing with regards to new Intel, 9th gen laptops in the comments and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.