Announcing new 9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors

Back in Asia this week for Computex in Taipei, I am, as always, inspired by the innovation on view from Intel partners and industry leaders. Some of this innovation in business PCs were highlighted during Gregory Bryant’s keynote, where we launched our new 9th Gen Core™ vPro™ processors. These new additions to the best for business Intel® vPro™ platform1 deliver advancements to both, modern power users (exceptional performance and connectivity) and IT decision makers (stability and out of box security features).

Intel® vPro™: Best business platform1

Information technology managers face critical decisions to ensure their organizations’ IT health and employee satisfaction. From data security to deploying the latest Win10 version, IT managers face internal and external challenges to keep their technology fleet up to date. Add to that their need to manage a heterogenous device environment, many issues potentially hinder end-user productivity. The Intel® vPro™ platform is the foundation for business computing. It offers the best performance to help drive employee productivity, built-in security technologies to help protect businesses, remote manageability to help lower operational costs and more stability to decrease computing disruptions. With each new processor generation, Intel builds upon the Intel® vPro™ platform to deliver:

• Performance. The new Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors are the highest performing processors for business2.
• Security. Intel® vPro™ offers heavyweight protection of valuable corporate assets with strong hardware-enhanced security features.
• Manageability. Intel® vPro™ has built a reputation for world-class remote maintenance and wireless device manageability.
• Stability. Intel® vPro™ has a track record of trust with a consistent, reliable cadence of standardized delivery of changes.

New 9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors
Intel is ushering in a new era of productivity, creativity, and connectivity to give employees powerful new ways to work. For the first time ever, Intel® Core™ i9 processors (8-core/16 thread) processors reaching up to 5GHz on desktop and up to 4.8GHz on mobile join the best for business Intel® vPro™ platform1, delivering superior performance on demanding workloads. What this means is that PCs with 9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors offer up to 27% better overall performance3 and up to 27% faster data visualization4 than a 3-year-old PC.

Intel® Optane™ memory H10 with solid-state storage enables up to 100% faster launch of documents while transferring large files – and that’s compared to the same system with a traditional SSD alone5.  This minimizes the frustration of waiting for apps to load while multitasking. Intel® Optane memory H10 delivers the responsiveness to work efficiently and spend less time waiting.

Employees also need strong, fast, and reliable connectivity to contribute their best work. That’s why new 9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors will enable Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), the latest and fastest Wi-Fi available, with enhanced WPA3 security, and nearly 40% faster Wi-Fi speeds6. This allows people to not only work from anywhere, but also enjoy a premium experience – with world class performance for the most demanding applications, including video conferencing, real-time collaboration, and content-sharing.

Built-in security features with Intel Hardware Shield

IT can count on new 9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor-based PCs to deliver built-in security features for increased platform protection. With cyber-security threats constantly mounting, businesses have to think beyond application level security and think about protecting their systems below the operating system. Intel® Hardware Shield technology delivers out-of-the box protection to help defend against firmware attacks. Intel® Hardware Shield helps ensure your OS runs on legitimate hardware and helps provide hardware to software security visibility, helping enable the OS to enforce a more complete security policy. Importantly, no additional IT infrastructure is required.

The innovative business-class PCs from OEMs like Dell*, HP*, Lenovo* on display at Computex are just the beginning. Other industry leaders will join them in rolling out new sleek and beautiful corporate designs built on the 9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors over the next several months.

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Performance results are based on testing as of April 20, 2019and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product or component can be absolutely secure.

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit http://www.intel.com/benchmarks

Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No product or component can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at intel.com.

Built-in security features available on select Intel® Core™ processors may require additional software, hardware, services and/or an Internet connection. Results may vary depending upon configuration. Consult your PC manufacturer for more details.

1 Based on a comparison (as of April 20, 2019) of features in the following categories: manageability, security, stability and processor performance, between vPro™ enabled platforms and other selected x86 architecture based platforms marketed for use in business PCs. Selection of manageability, security, stability and processor performance features are based on a 2018 web-based survey, conducted by Intel of more than 500 IT decision-makers to assess desired features when purchasing PC for business use.
As measured by SYSmark* 2018 and webXPRT* 3. Processors Compared: 9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ i9-9900, i7-9700, i5-9500, i9-9900T, i7-9700T, i5-9500T, i9-9880H, and i9-9400H; 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ i7-8665U and i5-8365U; and AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700X.

2 As measured by SYSmark* 2018 and webXPRT* 3. Processors Compared: 9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ i9-9900, i7-9700, i5-9500, i9-9900T, i7-9700T, i5-9500T, i9-9880H, and i9-9400H; 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ i7-8665U and i5-8365U; and AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700X. Prices of compared products may differ. Configurations: Memory: 2x8GB DDR4 (2400, 2666 or 2933 per highest speed of the corresponding processor), Storage: 512 GB Intel® SSD 760p, OS: Windows 10 Pro RS5. Results: Majority of the Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors scored better than AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700X on SYSmark* 2018 and webXPRT* 3 overall scores.

3 As measured by SYSmark* 2018 Overall comparing 9th Gen comparing Intel® Core™ vPro i7-9850H vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro i7-6920HQ
9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ i7-9850H Processor, PL1= 45W TDP, 6C12T, Turbo up to 4.6GHz, RVP: CFL-H 82 65W Fab 1, Intel® UHD Graphics 630, Gfx version: 25.20.100.6471, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4-2666MHz, Storage: Intel SSD 760p, OS: Microsoft Windows* 10 PRO, OS version: 10.0.17763.1, BIOS: X183, ucode: AA
VS.
6th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ i7-6920HQ Processor, PL1= 45W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.8GHz, RVP: RVP11 Fab 2, Intel® HD Graphics 530, Gfx version: 25.20.100.6471, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4-2400MHz, Storage: Intel SSD 760p, OS: Microsoft Windows* 10 PRO, OS version: 10.0.17763.1, BIOS: X120, ucode: C2
As measured by SYSmark* 2018 Overall on Intel® Core™ i5-9500 vs. Intel® Core™ i5-6500
Measured on platforms with:
9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro i5-9500 Processor, PL1= 65W TDP, 6C6T, Turbo up to 4.4GHz, Intel® UHD Graphics 630, Motherboard: Q370MC, Graphics: NVIDIA EVGA RTX2060, Gfx Driver Version: 419.67, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4-2666MHz, Storage: 1TB WD Black HDD, OS: Microsoft Windows* 10 RS5 Build Version 1809(348), BIOS: 1404
VS.
6th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ Intel® Core™ i5-6500 Processor, PL1= 65W TDP, 6C6T, Turbo up to 3.6GHz, Intel® HD Graphics 530, Motherboard: Q270MC, Graphics: NVIDIA EVGA RTX2060, Gfx Driver Version: 419.67, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4-2400MHz, Storage: 1TB WD Black HDD, OS: Microsoft Windows* 10 RS5 Build Version 1809(348), BIOS: 2203

4 As measured by Microsoft PowerBI data source change workload comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro i7-9850H vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro i7-6920HQ
Measured on platforms with:
9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ i7-9850H Processor, PL1= 45W TDP, 6C12T, Turbo up to 4.6GHz, RVP: CFL-H 82 65W Fab 1, Intel® UHD Graphics 630, Gfx version: 25.20.100.6471, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4-2666MHz, Storage: Intel SSD 760p, OS: Microsoft Windows* 10 PRO, OS version: 10.0.17763.1, BIOS: X183, ucode: AA
VS.
6th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ i7-6920HQ Processor, PL1= 45W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.8GHz, RVP: RVP11 Fab 2, Intel® HD Graphics 530, Gfx version: 25.20.100.6471, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4-2400MHz, Storage: Intel SSD 760p, OS: Microsoft Windows* 10 PRO, OS version: 10.0.17763.1, BIOS: X120, ucode: C2
As measured by Microsoft PowerBI data source change workload on Intel® Core™ i5-9500 vs. Intel® Core™ i5-6500
Measured on platforms with:
9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ i5-9500 Processor, PL1= 65W TDP, 6C6T, Turbo up to 4.4GHz, Intel® UHD Graphics 630, Motherboard: Q370MC, Graphics: NVIDIA EVGA RTX2060, Gfx Driver Version: 419.67, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4-2666MHz, Storage: 1TB WD Black HDD, OS: Microsoft Windows* 10 RS5 Build Version 1809(348), BIOS: 1404
VS.
6th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ i5-6500 Processor, PL1= 65W TDP, 6C6T, Turbo up to 3.6GHz, Intel® HD Graphics 530, Motherboard: Q270MC, Graphics: NVIDIA EVGA RTX2060, Gfx Driver Version: 419.67, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4-2400MHz, Storage: 1TB WD Black HDD, OS: Microsoft Windows* 10 RS5 Build Version 1809(348), BIOS: 2203

5 As measured by Microsoft* Word* launch workload comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ i5-9500 (with a 512GB Intel® Optane™ memory H10) vs. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro i5-9500 (with SSD)
Measured on platforms with:
9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ i5-9500 Processor, PL1= 65W TDP, 6C6T, Turbo up to 4.4GHz, Intel® UHD Graphics 630, Motherboard: Q370MC, Graphics: NVIDIA EVGA RTX2060, Gfx Driver Version: 419.67, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4-2666MHz, Storage: 512GB Intel® Optane™ memory H10, OS: Microsoft Windows* 10 RS5 Build Version 1809(348), BIOS: 1404
VS.
9th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™i5-9500 Processor, PL1= 65W TDP, 6C6T, Turbo up to 4.4GHz, Intel® UHD Graphics 630, Motherboard: Q370MC, Graphics: NVIDIA EVGA RTX2060, Gfx Driver Version: 419.67, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4-2666MHz, Storage: 512GB Intel M2 760p, OS: Microsoft Windows* 10 RS5 Build Version 1809(348), BIOS: 1404

6 "Nearly 40% higher peak data rates” Intel® Wireless-AX claims are based on the comparison (39%) of the expected maximum theoretical data rates for dual spatial stream 802.11ax 80Mhz (1201 Mbps) vs. dual spatial stream 802.11ac 80Mhz (867 Mbps) Wi-Fi solutions as documented in IEEE 802.11ax draft 2.0 spec and IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and require the use of similarly configured 802.11ax wireless network routers.