The Core i5-8300H and Core i5-8400H are both quad-core processors built on Intel's 14nm manufacturing process (14++ actually). Each processor is capable of executing 8 threads, and you'll find 8MB of L3 cache onboard. The processors are mainly differentiated by clock speeds, with the Core i5-8300H featuring a base clock of 2.3GHz and an all-core boost of 3.9GHz. The Core i5-8400H ups those clocks slightly to 2.5GHz and 4.1GHz, respectively.
Moving on to the Core i7-8750H and Core i7-8850H, these processors max out with six cores, that are capable of executing 12 threads of simultaneous multiprocessing. L3 cache is upped slightly to 9MB, while base and all-core frequencies for the Core i7-8750H are spec'd at 2.2GHz and 3.9GHz, respectively. The Core i7-8850H sees its clock speeds rise to 2.6GHz and 4.3GHz respectively.
When it comes to the flagship of the family for gaming notebooks, we now reportedly will have the burly Core i9-8950HK. Like its Core i7 counterparts, it has six physical cores (12 threads), but it boasts a bodacious 12MB of L3 cache complement. In addition, the "K" designation means that this is an unlocked processor, which should appease mobile gaming fanatics. The Core i9-8950HK has a base clock of 2.9GHz, all-core boost of 4.3GHz and a single-core boost of 4.8GHz.
Not to be left out just because they're enterprise-class gear, there are also two related mobile Xeon parts that will be destined for mobile workstations, a la the Hewlett-Packard ZBook family and Lenovo ThinkPad P Series. The Xeon E-2186M is an exact match specs-wise with the Core i9-8950HK (although it does pick up support for ECC memory), while the Xeon E-2176M has slightly reduced clocks across the board.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any pricing or availability information for any of these new processors, but we’re almost certain those details will leak as well over the coming weeks. Stay tuned and happy Friday all.