Popular PC and laptop chipmaker, Intel, today expanded its 8th Gen Core processor line-up. Intel, ahead of the IFA 2018 event in Berlin, introduced the U-series and Y-series chips that are optimised for connectivity in thin, light laptops and two-in-ones. Intel has unveiled 8th Gen Intel Core U-Series processors which includes i7-8565U, i5-8265U and i3-8145U along with the 8th Gen Intel Core Y-Series processors including i7-8500, i5-8200Y and m3-8100Y. Intel stated that the new Intel Core U-series processors come with Gigabit Wi-Fi support to mainstream laptops for the first time and the company is also promising up to 12-times faster connectivity speeds. The U-series is more powerful among the two families of processors as announced by the chipset maker.
"The new 8th Gen Intel Core processors come with Gigabit Wi-Fi and now we've enabled faster PC connectivity, added more intuitive voice experiences and enabled longer battery life needed for the next wave of mobile computing," Chris Walker, Vice President of the Client Computing Group and General Manager of Intel Mobile Client Platform, said in a statement.
Notably, PC manufacturers would start bringing laptops and two-in-ones powered by the new 8th Gen Intel Core U-series and Y-series processors beginning this autumn. The new U-series and Y-series chips, formerly code-named Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake, respectively, would also provide ultimate mobile performance and long battery life.
The Y-series processors deliver fast connectivity options, including fast Wi-Fi and LTE capabilities. Both the series of processors have new and improved platform capabilities for intelligent interactions with PCs, such as support for multiple voice services on the U-series and refinements to improve natural input options like touch and stylus for the Y-series.