Intel presented its processors of the U series “Whiskey Lake” and the series Y “Amber Lake” 8 generations, designed for thin and light notebooks. The new processors are based on the same architecture as the processors of the MacBook Pro 2018 line.
The lineup of processors “Whiskey Lake” of U series consists of: i7-8565U, i5-8265U and i3-8145U. i7-8565U – the best 4-core processor with a speed of 1.8 GHz and Turbo Boost 4.6 GHz. The new U-series processors include a Gigabit Wi-Fi chip that is 12 times faster, supports the USB 3.1 transfer rate of 2 generations, and voice assistants like Alexa and Cortana. The heatsink of new processors – 15W.
According to Intel, thanks to their optimization, laptops can work up to 16 hours after one charge, and in some cases up to 19 hours.
The Y-series processors include i7-8500Y – a 4-core processor with a speed of 1.5 GHz and a Turbo Boost of 4.2GHz. Other processors of the line are i5-8200Y and m3-8100Y. Their heat dissipation is 5W. All the processors of the Y series are 2-core. Intel did not provide details about performance improvements, apart from more economical battery consumption.
The processors of the Y-series of 8 generation provide high speed of connection, including the speed of Wi-Fi and LTE. They will provide long-term work of thin compact laptops. Most likely, Apple uses new processors of the Y series for the updated 12-inch line of the MacBook, and the U series for the updated MacBook Air. However, according to rumors, for the second company uses the old processors Intel Kaby Lake.