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Intel Launches 9th Gen Intel Core Mobile H-Series Processors

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Today, Intel launched the most powerful generation of Intel Core mobile processors ever: the new 9th Gen Intel Core mobile H-series processors, designed for gamers and creators who want to push their experience to the next level. “Our new 9th Gen platform is designed to delight gamers, creators and performance users by giving them more of what they want. 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 (Gig+) so users can game or create where they want,” said Fredrik Hamberger, general manager of the Premium and Gaming Laptop Segments at Intel.

Why It’s Important
Intel says, there are 580 million enthusiast PC gamers and 130 million PC-based content creators today who care about raw performance as much as they do responsiveness of their PC. They require PCs that can handle everything from demanding AAA games to taxing creative workloads like editing, rendering and transcoding massive 4K video – all while on the go.The 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors deliver desktop-caliber performance in a mobile form factor and feature amazing performance; the fastest, most reliable wireless with Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Gig+); the most versatile wired connectivity with Thunderbolt 3; and support for Intel Optane memory technology. 

How It Performs
According to Intel, at the top of the stack is the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9980HK processor, the first Intel Core i9 mobile processor with up to 5 GHz with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost, 8 cores and 16 threads, and supporting 16MB of Intel Smart Cache. The 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors are designed for the most demanding workloads to deliver:

  • A full range of processors including Intel Core i5, i7 and the unlocked Intel Core i9-9980HK for even more performance.
  • Up to 33% overall performance leap compared with a 3-year old PC.
  • Up to 28% increased responsiveness.
  • Continuous performance optimization with Intel Dynamic Tuning for all types of laptops.

How It Games
According to Intel, the 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors deliver desktop-caliber AAA gaming you can take anywhere, even while recording and streaming. With optimized performance on battery and Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 supporting multi-Gigabit Wi-Fi speed – based on the latest Wi-Fi standard offering low latency and ultra-fast connection speeds – laptop gaming gets a whole lot better. Gamers will be able to:

  • Play immersive AAA gameplay with up to 56% FPS improvement on games like “Total War: Warhammer II”.
  • Experience up to 38% faster turn time on games like “Civilization 6”.
  • Game, record and stream without compromise and broadcast HD live streams up to 2.1 times faster, gen-over-gen.
  • Break the gigabit barrier with the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard running on the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Gig+) solution offering almost three times faster throughput and up to 75% latency reduction – pair it with Wi-Fi 6  (Gig+) routers based on Intel technology to unleash a great gaming experience.

How It Improves Creation
Intel says, its 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors power faster video editing to tackle heavyweight creative tasks on the go. New Intel Optane memory H10 with solid-state storage provides the responsiveness of Intel Optane memory with the capacity of a QLC NAND SSD,  speeds application and content loading, and Thunderbolt 3 enhances home and office creation via fast single-wire access to multiple 4K monitors, additional external storage and system charging. 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors will deliver:

  • Up to 54% faster 4K video editing vs a 3-year old PC.
  • With up to 1TB of total storage, Intel Optane memory H10 with solid-state storage will have the capacity users need for their apps and files.
  • Up to 63% faster content creation vs. a 3-year old PC via Intel Optane memory H10 with solid-state storage versus a standalone TLC NAND SSD.
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) lets you share your 10GB multimedia files in less than one minute (almost three times faster than standard 2×2 AC Wi-Fi). When connected to a new Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) router powered by Intel technology it is now possible to create, edit and share faster than ever before.

Starting April 23, 2019, laptops powered by the 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors will launch from OEMs including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and MSI, as they introduce the most compelling laptops for gaming and content creation.

New additions to the 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processor family were also introduced today. The 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processor lineup now includes more than 25 total products with options ranging from Intel Core i3 up to Intel Core i9 with amazing performance and flexibility to meet a range of consumer needs from everyday productivity to gaming to content creation. The family also brings Pentium Gold and Celeron products to market for entry-level computing, giving consumers even more options to find the right desktop to fit their specific need and budgets. New capabilities include:

  • Up to 47% more FPS while gaming.
  • Up to 2.1 times faster video editing compared with a 5-year old PC for 4K and 360 video editing experiences.
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) with gigabit Wi-Fi speeds delivering almost three times faster than standard 2×2 AC, and 40% faster than Intel Wireless-AC (Gigabit).
  • Up to 8 cores and 16 threads, up to 5 GHz maximum turbo frequency, up to 16 MB Intel Smart Cache and up to 40 platform PCIe lanes.
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Cooler Master Debuts LCD-Sporting MasterLiquid 360 Ion Cooler

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Cooler Master, a renowned name in PC components, today unveiled the MasterLiquid 360 Ion, its most advanced all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooler. The MasterLiquid 360 Ion boasts several groundbreaking features, including the first-ever LCD integrated into an AIO cooler. This flagship cooler promises exceptional cooling performance for even the most demanding PCs. Here’s a closer look at what sets it apart:

  1. Pioneering LCD Display: The MasterLiquid 360 Ion features a unique 2.1-inch IPS LCD screen embedded directly into the pump. This display is fully customizable using Cooler Master’s MasterCTRL software, allowing users to monitor system vitals like CPU temperature, or showcase personalized graphics and animations.
  2. Dual-Chamber Cooling Power: The MasterLiquid 360 Ion utilizes Cooler Master’s Gen X Dual Chamber Design, which optimizes thermal efficiency by separating the hot and cold coolant channels for improved heat dissipation.
  3. Unmatched Cooling Performance: Three Mobius 120P ARGB fans are included with the cooler, delivering exceptional airflow and keeping your system cool under pressure.
  4. Extensive Personalization: The MasterLiquid 360 Ion caters to individual preferences. Addressable RGB lighting on the fans and pump allows for vibrant lighting effects, while automatic PWM control ensures optimal fan speed based on system needs. Compatibility with major motherboards guarantees seamless integration into existing setups.
  5. Simplified Installation: Cooler Master streamlines the installation process with pre-attached Mobius 120P ARGB fans and a user-friendly bracket design.

The MasterLiquid 360 Ion marks a significant leap forward in AIO cooler technology. Its innovative features and emphasis on user customization make it a compelling choice for PC enthusiasts seeking peak performance and a touch of personalized style in their builds.

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CORSAIR Debuts Daisy-Chainable RS Series Fans

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CORSAIR has launched its latest line of cooling fans today – the RS Series. Designed for both seasoned PC builders and newcomers, the RS Series promises impressive cooling performance with a focus on ease of use and affordability. The RS Series boasts a streamlined design that simplifies installation. The fans connect in a daisy-chain fashion, requiring only a single 4-pin PWM connector to your motherboard. This eliminates cable clutter and keeps your build looking clean.

For those who prefer a touch of visual flair, the RS ARGB version offers addressable RGB lighting that plugs into a single +5V ARGB header on your motherboard. Both versions feature Zero RPM Mode, which keeps the fans silent during low-load situations. The RS Series incorporates CORSAIR AirGuide Technology, which channels airflow precisely towards critical components. Additionally, the fans utilize magnetic dome bearings, known for minimizing noise and friction while ensuring a long lifespan.

The RS Series comes in 120mm and 140mm sizes, available in black or white to match your build’s aesthetics. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or building your first PC, there’s an RS fan to meet your needs. RS and RS ARGB fans are available now in single and multi-fan packs from the CORSAIR webstore and authorized retailers worldwide. The fans are backed by a two-year warranty and CORSAIR’s customer service and technical support network.

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CORSAIR Launches LX RGB Fans

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CORSAIR has launched the LX RGB Series of cooling fans, the latest addition to the acclaimed iCUE LINK ecosystem. Proving that amazing lighting and high-performance cooling are not mutually exclusive, the LX RGB Series redefines the expectations of PC enthusiasts – and thanks to iCUE LINK, makes building and connecting your masterpiece easy and convenient. Available in 120mm and 140mm sizes, in your choice of black or white to match the aesthetic of your build, each LX RGB fan features 18 individually addressable RGB LEDs spread across an inner and outer light loop, creating spectacular, fully customizable lighting effects – including the iCUE LINK-exclusive Time Warp mode that creates mesmerizing optical illusions.

All of this is made possible by the new and improved iCUE 5 software, making it easier than ever before to customize and switch between lighting effects or synchronize them with your games. These great looks are backed up by rigorous engineering and meticulous testing to deliver strong, efficient cooling to match. A combination of high airflow, reaching PWM-controlled speeds up to 2,400 RPM, and high static pressure make LX RGB fans well suited for use as case fans or attached to radiators. CORSAIR AirGuide Technology, with its anti-vortex vanes, also focus airflow direction to move air more efficiently through your case.

Moreover, the LX RGB Series is designed for quiet operation, with Magnetic Dome bearings minimizing friction to ensure low noise and superior longevity. Zero RPM Mode completely eliminates fan noise at low loads, with the fans spinning up only when your system demands it. Installation is made effortless with CORSAIR’s innovative one-twist QuikTurn screws, empowering you to install a full set of fans in seconds, saving both time and effort. iCUE LINK bridge connectors included with the fans let you stack them directly together to create a seamless bank of fans with no intervening wires, making installation even easier.

With the LX RGB Series, CORSAIR continues to push the boundaries of PC cooling and aesthetics with a powerful one-two punch of brilliant lighting and exceptional cooling. The LX RGB Series is available now in multi-fan Starter Kits with an iCUE LINK System Hub or single fan Expansion Kits from the CORSAIR webstore and the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors.

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