Intel Announces 8th Generation Intel Core Processor
Intel 8th generation Core processor announces with two new models in the U and Y series, which have named Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake respectively.
The new 8th generation introduce with the addition of three new SKUs, Intel are extending the 8th Gen Intel Core U-series processor line-up. 8th Gen has already delivered outstanding experiences across three main areas: exceptional performance, immersive entertainment and simple convenience. The new U-series SKU (formerly codenamed Whiskey Lake) extends these benefits and is optimized for connectivity.
The new 8th generation Intel Core processors are available in Intel Core m3, Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 models.
The new U-series processors build upon a great foundation already demonstrated by the initial U-series products. Intel deliver 2x better system overall performance versus a 5 year old PC2, empowering people to focus, create, and connect like never before.
|Features||Kaby Lake-R U42 (15W)||Whiskey Lake U42 (15W)|
|CPU||•14nm CPU / 22nm PCH||•14nm CPU / 14nm PCH|
|GFX||•Gen 9 Intel Graphics; up to 24EU||•Gen 9 Intel Graphics; up to 24EU|
|Memory||•DDR4, LPDDR3, DDR3L||•DDR4 up to 2400, LPDDR3 up to 2133|
|Imaging||•4 Cameras, up to 13MP||•None – use USB camera|
|Media, Display, Audio||•HDMI1.4/HDCP2.2, DP 1.2
•Closed Dual-Core Audio DSP
|•HDMI1.4/HDCP2.2, DP 1.2
•Quad-Core Audio DSP for high fidelity, low power audio and multi-voice services supported Wake on Voice
|I/O & Connectivity||•Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt
•Oak Peak WiGig (dual 25×14)
|•CNVi (integrated 802.11ac and BT5.0)
•Integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
•Titan Ridge Thunderbolt w/ USB 3.1 & DP1.4 or Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt
|WWAN||•XMM7360 M.2||•XMM 7360 M.2|
|Storage||•Intel Optane SSDs/memory, PCIe 3.0, SATA, SD 3.0, eMMC 5.0||•Intel Optane SSDs/memory, PCIe 3.0, SATA, SD 3.0, eMMC 5.14|
•Intel Runtime BIOS Resilience with attestation via Nifty Rock + Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT)
|Manageability||•Intel® Endpoint Management Assistant (Intel EMA)|
The number of PCIe lanes increases from 12 to 16, the platform now supports twice the speed with USB3.1 Gen 2 (previously USB3.0) and the firm have added Integrated Intel Wireless-AC.
Systems with Intel Wireless-AC 9560 [802.11AC 160MHz] will see up to 12x faster1 speeds compared to a 5YO PC with a 1×1 802.11B/G/N. This will allow you to download content, like movies from your favorite content provider faster, to take with you on the go. While out and about in the world, you’re capturing photos and video – when you get home, with Gigabit Wi-Fi you’ll be able to back those files up to your network attached storage faster.
The 8th Gen Intel Core™ Y-series processors allow the ability to view 1080p/4K 360 videos while enabling multiple video streams simultaneously.
“The new 8th Gen Intel Core processors extend once again our leadership in delivering exceptional performance. Now with Gigabit Wi-Fi, enabled faster PC connectivity, added more intuitive voice experiences and enabled longer battery life needed for the next wave of mobile computing.”
– Chris Walker, vice president of the Client Computing Group and general manager of Intel Mobile Client Platform
The 8th Gen Intel Core Y-Series Processor (i7-8500, i5-8200Y, m3-8100Y) — The first 8th Gen Intel Core i7, i5 and m3 (Y-series) processors are balanced for mobility and deliver incredible performance that people expect from Intel processors in super thin and light devices with fast Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity.
Other key features:
- Stream, share or download with Intel Wireless-AC supporting Gigabit wireless speeds, and experience seamless and reliable connectivity with Modern Standby and eSIM support with Intel’s Gigabit LTE modems.
- Improved touch and stylus interaction to power creativity and sketch, shade and paint with precision.
- Ultra-sleek, thin-and-light designs less than 7 millimeters thick and lighter than 1 pound for use at home, in the office and on-the-go.
New Features and Benefits:
Intel High Definition Audio-
Integrated audio support enables premium digital surround sound and delivers advanced features such as multiple audio streams and jack re-tasking.
Intel Smart Sound Technology-
A dedicated audio Digital Signal Processor designed to process audio for media playback and voice for PC interactions like Cortana*, Nuance Dragon*, or Skype*. Enables long battery life while providing new usages and maintaining high-end audio playback.
Universal Serial Bus 3.0-
Integrated USB 3.0 support enhances performance with a design data rate of up to 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) with up to 6 USB 3.0 ports.
Universal Serial Bus 2.0-
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 support with a design data rate of up to 480 megabits per second (Mbps) with up to 6 USB 2.0 ports in Y-series and 10 USB 2.0 ports in U-series.
Serial ATA (SATA) 6 Gb/s-
(SATA) 6 Gb/s Next-generation high-speed storage interface supporting up to 6 Gb/s transfer rates for optimal data access with up to 2 SATA 6 Gb/s portsx in Y-series and 3 SATA 6 Gb/s ports9 in U-series. The PCH SATA controller also supports SATA 3 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s transfer capabilities.