Intel announces 9th Gen H-Series Processors, Arriving Q2 2019

The desktop series got the upgrade to 9th Gen last september while the thin and lights got a whiskey lake upgrade in Q4 2019 but gaming laptops were stuck with the 8th generation i5-8300H and i7-8750H, arguably the biggest upgrade in Gaming CPUs ever.

6 months after though, Intel is finally ready to bump gaming laptops to 9th gen. Let’s call them i5-9300H and i7-9750H for discussion purposes.

Intel has not revealed much details yet but we expect the i5-9300H to retain 4 cores and 8 threads and the i7-9750H to keep 6 cores and 12 threads. We anticipate an i9-9950H to be bumped up to 8 cores and 12 threads though to really show some portable gaming machine dominance.

Intel says they’ll be released in Q2 2019, and we assume that it’ll fall around Computex which is usually a major release date for most brands and their new models and line up.

There’s not much to talk about yet as of the moment except that the 9th gen H-series will be sporting support for all the latest tech including Wifi6, Thunderbolt3, Intel Optane H10 SSDs, and initial support for the upcoming Usb4.0 specification which is founded from the Thunderbolt technology. The 9th gen series is still built on the 14nm process.

Looks to us that Intel is reserving 10nm for their 10th generation processor and may even go and choose 10/10 to launch it.

Source: Intel via TomsHardware