Intel has officially pulled back the veil on the subject of its mobile CPU lineup, revealing several new offerings for its 8th Gen Core U and Y-Series family of processors. Formerly known by their respective codenames Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake, these new chips are built upon Intel’s 14nm die lithography and come with an assortment of new features.
In regards to the new members of U-Series, they come with up to four-cores and eight-thread, with the highest-end SKU able to achieve a maximum boost clock speed of 4.6GHz. All of them are also able to execute workloads and maintain its performance within a meager TDP envelope of 15W.
Not only that, but the new CPUs will also support DDR4 2400MHz memory, as well as LPDDR3 memory with a maximum frequency of 2133MHz. On top of that, all of these new U-Series mobile CPUs are integrated with Intel’s latest Gigabit Wi-Fi module.
This means future devices running on either of these processors will be able to harness up 1Gbps internet speeds, as long as such speed is accessible or provided within a specific area.
Just as it is with the current range of 8th generation CPUs, the Intel U-Series mobile CPUs natively support Dolby Vision HDR, along with Dolby Atmos immersive audio, making them the ideal component for notebooks makers looking to create products with an emphasis on home entertainment.
Gamers will happy to know that the new U-Series mobile CPUs are also optimized for gaming. Intel’s games list includes titles such as the upcoming World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth, Cuphead, and Battlefield 1, to name a few.
Last but not least, Intel also boasts that its U-Series mobile CPUs are so power efficient, laptops and 2-in-1 notebooks will be able to provide consumers with up to 16 hours of continuous use on a single charge. While power-optimized systems will reportedly achieve a staggering 19 hours on a single charge.
Unlike the U-Series, however, the Y-Series mobile CPUs are designed for the super thin and light notebooks that value mobility and productivity. Specifically, these mobile CPUs are designed to be outfitted in notebooks that boast fanless designs and passive cooling.
Naturally, the new Y-Series mobile CPUs are also privy to Intel’s new wireless technology, and as such, has the same Gigabit Wi-Fi module integrated into its architecture. In terms of power draw, the Y-Series surpasses the U-Series, requiring just a 5W TDP, instead of the 15W that is needed by the new U-Series processors.
Below is the complete list of mobile CPUs that will be released under each series.
U-Series Mobile CPUs
Core i7-8565U – Base Clock: 1.8GHz / Boost Clock: 4.6GHz,
Core i5-8265U – Base Clock: 1.6GHz / Boost Clock: 3.9GHz
Core i3-8145U – Base Clock: 2.1GHz / Boost Clock: 3.9GHz
Y-Series Mobile CPUs
Core i7-8500Y – Base Clock: 1.5GHz / Boost Clock: 4.2GHz
Core i5-8200Y – Base Clock: 1.3GHz / Boost Clock: 3.9GHz
Core m3-8100Y – Base Clock: 1.1GHz / Boost Clock: 3.4GHz
The new Intel 8th generation U-Series and Y-Series are expected to be available within the third quarter of this year.