Intel’s Upcoming 8th-Gen Core Processor

Intel is expected to officially release the first batch of its next-gen brand of powerful computer processors.

These have been marketed as 8th-generation Core Processors. According to several tech reports, the first processors that will be rolling out are going to come in groups. Reports suggest that these are currently considered as a Kaby Lake Refresh. It also goes with other products codenamed Coffee Lake, which is intended for more high-end computer systems.

According to The Motley Fool, the said Kaby Lake Refresh is going to be called a “U” series processor. U-series chipsets are highly considered to be one of Intel’s best processors. It is said that it is going to be mainly targeting the notebook PC market.

Big Time Refresh

The Kaby Lake Refresh is coming as a configuration of “4+2,”. This means that it is going to have a four core processor cores. This will all be paired with their very own graphics processor, all combined in a GT2 configuration. This was confirmed during the recently held Technology and Manufacturing Day of Intel. This was also the event when the company slipped the beans regarding the new processors.

Intel claims that its 8th-generation Core processors will deliver 15% better performance compared to the current-generation 7th-gen Core processor chips. Intel also confirmed that the said chips will be packed with four total cores. This is an upgrade from the current Kaby Lake processors as it only has two cores.

More Details on 8th Gen Processors

Furthermore, Intel also claims that their new Kaby Lake Refresh 4+2 runs at max speeds of 4GHz. That is an additional 2.56% from the present Kaby Lake-U 2+2 chip. However, there is a 2+3e chip that is currently available, which offers 4GHz of single-core turbo speed.

The addition of additional cores and cores which have higher frequency has confirmed Intel’s claim of greater than 15% better performance. However, it’s also worth noting that this estimation is not yet the official statistics. This means that the said numbers are coming from simulations alone, and not from the actual measurements of the actual chip.

Intel has also said that these comparisons in performance refer to the best chips within each Intel processor group. This means that the numbers that have been conveyed might not be accurate from other tests. Despite that, this is still impressive news coming from Intel.

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