Aside from its new Optane Memory H10 module, Intel is also officially announcing its new 8th generation Core vPro mobile CPUs for the notebook segment. The CPU lineup comprises two new processors, a Core i5-8365U and Core i7-8665U.
As a refresher, Intel’s Core vPro series of CPUs cater specifically to the professional and commercial industry. Compared to its consumer-grade counterparts, vPro CPUs are also fitted with hardware-based features that are targeted at businesses where management and security tasks are a priority.
Specs-wise, both CPUs feature a 4-cores, 8-threads layout, have a TDP of 15W, as well a memory support for LPDDR3 2133MHz or DDR4 2400MHz. In terms of speed, the Core i7-8665U will have a base clock of 1.9GHz and a boost clock of 4.8GHz, while the Core i5-8365U has a base and boost clock of 1.6GHz and 4.1GHz, respectively.
Both vPro CPUs are also designed to support the new Wi-Fi 6 wireless standard, and even comes with an improved Intel Hardware Shield, built into the BIOS.
Battery endurance and overall performance are core features of the new vPro CPUs as well, with Intel claiming that both the new processors will perform 65% better compared to an Intel-powered notebook from three years ago. It also says that notebooks running on the new CPUs will be capable of running up to 11 hours straight before having to be connected to a wall socket.
While Intel didn’t provide any specific dates, it did say that PCs and notebooks built with the 8th generation Core vPro CPUs will be rolled out over the next several months.