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 Generation||8th Generation|
|Cores||Freq + |
|L3||Price||Cores||Freq + |
|i7-7660U||2/4||2.5 GHz||4 MB||$415||i7-8650U||4/8||1.9/? GHz||8 MB||$409|
|i7-7560U||2.4 GHz||$415||i7-8550U||1.8/4.0 GHz||$409|
|i5-7360U||2/4||2.3 GHz||3 MB||$304||i5-8350U||4/8||1.7/? GHz||6 MB||$297|
|i5-7260U||2.2 GHz||$304||i5-8250U||1.6/3.4 GHz||$297|
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.