Intel annouces new 8th Generation Intel Core Processors

At IFA, Intel announced two new Intel Core Processors of 8th Generation. They are the U Series processors and the Y Series, processors. The U Series Processors were internally code-named Whiskey Lake and the other Y Series Processors were internally code-named Amber Lake. They are especially optimized to be used in thin and light laptops and 2 in 1s for the first time as well. They are going to serve one of the most important aspects of providing optimized connectivity, long battery life, and ultimate mobile performance.

8th Generation Intel Core Processors

8th Generation Intel Core Processors

The U Series chips are a part of the 8.5 Generation lineup. The biggest change that they have made on the top of the same old 8th Generation architecture is the addition of Integrated Gigabit WiFi support. Intel promises a boost of WiFi connectivity and speeds on devices that will make use of this chip. They mainly aim to bring these increased and optimized chips to mid and lower range devices which were not able to deliver these speeds earlier.

Talking more about these chips, they will be offering built-in native support for virtual assistants like Cortana and Alexa. This means that they will be dedicatedly supported by the processor itself and will eventually make them work better.

Technical Specifications

U Series Whisky Lake

These processors will offer a dual-core, four-thread, i3-U145U model. It will be clocked out of the box at 2.1 GHz and can be boosted to 3.9 GHz. There will also be a quad-core, eight-thread i5-8265U clocked at 1.6 GHz and will be able to boost at 3.9 GHz. And the third one, i7-8565U will be a quad-core, the eight-thread processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and could be boosted up to 4.6 GHz.

Y Series Amber Lake

Similarly, the Y Series Amber Lake processors will be less powerful than the U Series. They all will be offering a dual-core configuration with four-threads. On Core m3-8100Y it will be clocked at 1.1 GHz and could be boosted to 3.4 GHz. Whereas the i5-8200Y will be clocked at 1.3 GHz and could be boosted to 3.9 GHz and the high-end i7-8500Y, it will be clocked at 1.5 GHz and could be boosted to 4.2 GHz.

You can read more about these announcements here.

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