Intel's new tech paves way for 28-hour laptop battery life

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It was never more exciting than the race to 1GHz. These are going to exceptionally hard to come across in the open market, so it would be well worth taking a few minutes to sign up when the competition opens tomorrow. "The Intel Core i7-8086K processor is also the first Intel processor to deliver up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency out of the box, fully unlocked for overclocking".

The so-called consumer CPU, which will probably cost an arm and a leg, especially since the 18-core Core i9-7980XE goes for around United States $2000, looks a lot like the 28-core Xeon Platinum chip, although that one comes with a much lower base and boost frequency. However, we don't know how much this CPU will cost, its name, the socket it will be using, and whether it will be clocked at a 5.0Ghz frequency from the get-go.

Details on this new chip were even more scarce.

The original Intel 8086 processor from 1978, left, sits next to the new Intel Core i7-8086K. On the other hand, this was enough for it to score a Cinebench R15 score of 7,334, which is quite an impressive result and makes this CPU the fastest single-socket CPU in the world.

Additionally, according to The Verge, this will only work with Intel's integrated graphics chips, so forget about it if your laptop has Nvidia or AMD graphics. First, Intel says that potential 28 hour battery life projection is based on "several power savings techniques". However, the thing to note here is that Intel Core i9 Extreme with 18 core is priced at $1,999 so we are assuming that this 28-core monster will be significantly expensive than $2,000.

Everything else is a mystery as well, including what platform this new chip will slip into, and what kind of cooling is required (hopefully just air).

Intel's new beast is a huge 28C/56T processor that will compete with Threadripper 2 later this year from AMD, and ASUS was showing it off smashing through some wonderful Cinebench results.

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