New Intel chip could be used in upcoming MacBook Pros

Intel has unveiled the Intel Core i9 processor for laptops. The chip manufacturer says the 8th Gen Intel Core i9 processor is the highest-performance laptop processor Intel has ever built to deliver the best gaming and content creation experience on the go. Sounds like a candidate for the MacBook Pro update that will probably be announced at June’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference.

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The new 8th Gen Intel Core i9, i7 and i5 processors for laptops are based on the Coffee Lake platform and leverage the 14nm process technology enabling them to deliver up to 41% more frames per second in gameplay or edit 4K video up to 59%faster than the previous generation with same discrete graphics, according to Intel.

Building on the arrival of the new Intel Core i9 processor for mobile, Intel also announced a new Intel Core platform extension that brings together the benefits of 8th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Optane memory, rounded out its family of high-performance desktop CPUs.