Intel’s 8th-generation Core i7 H-series processors leak in retailer listings
Retailers may have let the cat out of the bag for the first Intel 8th-generation H-series processors.
Forum users at Notebook Review and Linus Tech Tips have spotted an Amazon listing for an MSI GS65 Stealth laptop that may be the successor to the MSI GS63. It also reportedly uses the still unannounced Intel Core i7-8750H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, singling it out as a next-generation product.
Elsewhere, VideoCardz also saw an international listing for an 18.4-inch MSI Titan with what is presumably a higher-end Core i7-8850H chip and dual GeForce GTX 1080s in SLI.
Intel announced its G-series mobile processors with Radeon RX Vega M graphics in January, but these were never intended to replace the H-series line-up.
Instead, they complement them by providing OEMs with more avenues to create powerful, ultra-portable machines, while still allowing them to push the performance envelope with the H-series processors and discrete graphics.
Unfortunately, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the upcoming H-series chips, as the leaked listings don’t reveal anything about clock speeds or core counts. That said, if the Kaby Lake-R processors are anything to go by, they may come in at least six- or eight-core configurations.
Either way, an official announcement should be coming soon, and we’ll have to wait till then to get the full details.