Intel 8th Generation Core processors announced, offers up to 40% performance improvement

Intel 8th Generation Core i3, i5 and i7

Intel today introduced its 8th Gen Intel Core processor family that promises more than 40 percent performance boost compared to 7th Gen while multitasking and up to 2.3x faster while multitasking versus a 5-year-old system. It has introduced four new Kaby Lake i7 and i5 U-series CUPs – i7-8650U, i7-8550U, i5-8350U and i5-8250U that are built on the same 14nm+ processor from 15W to power 2 in 1s and ultrathin notebooks for consumer and small business.

  Intel 8th Generation Core U series

Intel said that plans to introduce desktop processors codenamed Coffee Lake starting from this fall and its first 10nm products codenamed Cannon Lake soon.

Highlights of 8th generation Intel Core processor (U-series)

  • Get fast and responsive web browsing with Intel Speed Shift Technology
  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 lets you work more productively by dynamically controlling power and speed—across cores and graphics— boosting performance precisely when it is needed, while saving energy when it counts.
  • With up to four cores, 8th generation Intel Core Processor U-series with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology) supports up to eight threads, making every day content creation a compelling experience on 2 in 1s and ultra-thin clamshells.
  • For those on the go, PCs enabled with Microsoft Windows Modern Standby wake instantly at the push of a button, so you don’t have to wait for your system to start up.
i7-8650U i7-8550U i5-8350U i5-8250U
Maximum Processor Frequency (GHz) 4.2 4 3.6 3.4
Base Clock Frequency (Ghz) 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6
Number of Processor Cores/Threads 4/8
Cache Size (MB) 8 8 6 6
Number of Memory Channels 2
Memory Type DDR4-2400 LPDDR3-2133
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Graphics Dynamic Frequency (MHz) Up to 1150 Up to 1100

Intel Core processor-powered devices featuring i5/i7 processors will come to market beginning in September. Intel expects more than 145 designs to choose from. Intel said that 8th Gen Intel Core processors will continue to roll out through the coming months, with the first desktop processors coming in the fall, followed by processors for enterprise customers and a broad range of other options purpose-built for different segments.


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