Intel today presented its new mobile processors for ultrabooks and tablets. Solutions of two rulers – U and Y, in each of which three chips are presented. The minor update itself, the processors received only small improvements in comparison with the predecessors.
The processors of the U-series are used mainly in ultrabooks with a small thickness of the case. Heat packet of such chips is 15 watts. The family of processors is called Whiskey Lake, it includes three processors – Core i3-8145U, Core i5-8265U and Core i7-8565U. The manufacturing process remained the same as that of its predecessors – 14 nm. The junior model is equipped with two cores supporting four threads. The older models received four cores with the support of eight threads. The base clock frequencies remained at the same level, but the frequencies increased slightly during overclocking.
Ruler Y is used in ultra-thin laptops that do not have an active cooling system, for example, the MacBook 12. The heat packet of such processors is only 5 watts. The updated processors of the Y line are called Amber Lake. The line included three processors – Core M3-8100Y, i5-8200Y and i7-8500Y. All processors have two cores with support for four threads.
The novelty was that they got a gigabit Wi-Fi, a DSP processor for improved work with voice assistants, and these processors will ensure a longer work of the laptop from a single charge.
The first laptops using the presented chips can be expected already in IFA 2018.