Ahead of its live show tonight, Intel has officially launched its brand new 8th generation Core processors. However, the announcement only involved a very small portion of the family which is rather intriguing to say the least.
Specifically, what Intel has unveiled are two Core i5 and two Core i7 U-series processors. For those who not familiar with Intel’s naming scheme, the U-series Core processors are generally designed for mainstream and premium laptops that are not meant for gaming or high-performance applications which are the type of tasks that are traditionally handled by the H-series processors.
Here is the general specifications of all four 8th generation Intel Core U-series processors that Intel has announced today:
In terms of performance, Intel claimed that its new 8th generation Intel Core processors offers up to 40% of improvement over their predecessors. Additionally, they also able to help laptops to provide up to 10 hours of battery life regardless for productivity or entertainment.
Consumers can expect to see new laptops featuring the 8th generation Core i5 and Core i7 U-series processors starting this coming September. As for desktop processors, they will only be released later in the year.