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Intel Intros 8-Core Laptop CPUs, Expands F-Series To Ease Shortage

Here are four things to know about Intel's new ninth-generation Core processors for laptops and desktops, what they mean for the market, and how they compete against AMD.

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The Latest Intel Launch

Intel is following up the launch of its ninth-generation Core processors for desktops last fall with the release of new, powerful CPUs for laptops, as well as more desktop CPUs for a wider range of workloads.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company announced on Monday that the new ninth-generation Intel Core mobile H-series processors will be available in laptops from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and MSI starting April 23. The chipmaker said the new processors are aimed at gamers and content creators who want greater performance.

"Our new 9th Gen platform is designed to delight gamers, creators and performance users by giving them more of what they want," Fredrik Hamberger, head of Intel's premium and gaming laptop segments, said in a statement. "We are bringing desktop-caliber performance with up to 5 GHz and 8 cores in a range of thinner systems and new level of connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 so users can game or create where they want."

In addition to the H-series mobile processors, the semiconductor giant expanded its lineup of ninth-generation Core processors for desktop. This includes more F-series processors — which the company first launched earlier this year to address Intel's ongoing CPU shortage — and the new ninth-generation Core T-series.

The new processors are coming out as Intel faces increased competition from AMD, which has previously stated that its client CPU market share has grown for the past five quarters.

What follows are four things to know about Intel's new ninth-generation Core processors for laptops and desktops, what they mean for the market, and how they compete against AMD.

 
 
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