Apple to drop Intel chips on Mac and MacBook

The launch is the chip giant's first release of its high performance focused chipset for the mobile sector.

According to the company, this "best gaming CPU for laptops ever created Intel", writes the online edition of the with reference for a New time. Other chips include the Core 2, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad series, as well as a chunk of older Xeon processors.

Intel rocked the world when it first announced the Core i9 processor for Desktop PCs.

In addition to the Core i9 processors, Intel also announced i5 and i7 processors for the laptops. In practice, these factors make the processor up to 29 percent faster than its predecessor, according to the company, a number that jumps to over 58 percent percent when it comes to certain tasks such as video editing.

The new processors can increase clock frequency up to 200 MHz if the temperature is low enough, reaching a turbo frequency of around 5 GHz.

The processor maker says that this new 8th-gen Core i9 was "part of the new lineup of high-performance mobile products" and is "the highest-performance laptop processor Intel has ever built to deliver the best gaming and content creation experience on the go".

Intel appears to be upping its game with the release of new Core i9 CPUs intended for laptops clocking at up to 4.8GHz and offering significant claimed improvements in performance. Meanwhile, Intel is filling out the desktop stack with three new "Standard Power" parts with up to six cores, no Hyper-Threading, and no unlocked multiplier, as well as six "Low Power" parts to fill a 35W TDP.

Intel Coffee Lake desktop CPUs along with mobile CPUs, all of them, will be using Intel 300 series chipset platform.

Gaming on laptops has been largely frowned upon for many years but over the past few years, the laptop gaming scene has vastly improved. On Monday, it was reported that Apple will cease using Intel processors in its Mac computers starting 2020. Compared to the now available Z370 chipset, these bring new integrated 802.11ac WiFi, support for USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) directly from the chipset, support for Intel Smart Sound technology (except for the H310 chipset), support for Intel Optane Memory (except for the H310 chipset) and support for Modern Standby. This new level of performance empowers fields such as financial services, life sciences and engineering to work with the latest and most complex applications.

  • Joanne Flowers