New 8th Gen Intel Core processors brings 40 percent improvement over 7th Gen CPUs

Intel today officially announced its 8th Gen Intel Core processors. The company launches U model processors for laptops with quad-core support. A total of four Core i5 and Core i7 8xxxU are being released. According to the company, the new 8th Gen family will even include some of Intel’s first 10 nm products.

Specifications Core i5/i7 U-series CPUs
7th Generation8th Generation
CoresFreq +
Turbo
L3PriceCoresFreq +
Turbo
L3Price
i7-7660U2/42.5 GHz4 MB$415i7-8650U4/81.9/? GHz8 MB$409
i7-7560U2.4 GHz$415i7-8550U1.8/4.0 GHz$409
i5-7360U2/42.3 GHz3 MB$304i5-8350U4/81.7/? GHz6 MB$297
i5-7260U2.2 GHz$304i5-8250U1.6/3.4 GHz$297

New 8th Gen Intel Core processors features:

  • Editing photos or creating a slideshow? That’s up to 48 percent faster on 8th Gen vs. devices powered by the processor we released last year. Now imagine that compared to a 5-year-old device.
  • Editing video footage is now up to 14.7x faster, so rendering what used to take 45 minutes on a 5-year-old PC, now takes three minutes.
  • It’s easier than ever to enjoy your favorite shows in 4K UHD, including new content coming soon from Amazon* Prime Video and Vudu*, as well as everything already available from Netflix*, Sony Pictures ULTRA* and iQiyi*.
  • You can try out new advancements like Windows Mixed Reality or go even more immersive with Thunderbolt™ 3 external graphics (up to 4K) for enhanced gaming and VR.

These new mobile family processors boost of up to 40 percent performance gain over the previous gen, and that jumps to 2x if you compare it with a 5-year-old machine. This is all thanks to the new quad-core configuration, power-efficient micro architecture, advanced process technology and a huge range of silicon optimizations. The latest 8th Gen Intel Core Processors deliver the platform-wide improvements that embrace and enhance from 4K to VR and beyond.

The first wave of 8th Gen Intel Core processor-powered devices featuring i5/i7 processors will come to market beginning in September. The first desktop processors coming in the fall.