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    Intel launches 8th gen Core U- and Y-Series mobile processors

    Codename Whiskey Lake / Amber Lake are ultra-low / extremely-low power processors.
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    Re: Intel launches 8th gen Core U- and Y-Series mobile processors

    OK, maybe I'm going mad, but my laptop is running an 8th Gen Core i5 U processor. It's a 4C/8T part @ 1.6GHz base frequency and it has 6MB of smart cache in a 15W TDP.

    So ... what exactly are Intel claiming to be "launching" here? They've taken year-old processors, given them a small increase to their boost frequencies, and suddenly they're "launching" 8th Gen Core U processors?


    Give me a break....

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    Re: Intel launches 8th gen Core U- and Y-Series mobile processors

    They are based on improved 14nm tech, cause they boost higher within the same thermal budget. We'll see if that holds true in actual tests or not.

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    Re: Intel launches 8th gen Core U- and Y-Series mobile processors

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    So ... what exactly are Intel claiming to be "launching" here? They've taken year-old processors, given them a small increase to their boost frequencies, and suddenly they're "launching" 8th Gen Core U processors?
    Looks like it doesn't have the 'slow down' from needing to be patched for spectre/meltdown, it seems like this is the first generation with it fixed in hardware.... no wonder they're comparing to a 5 year old machine, they were the hardest hit lol.

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    Re: Intel launches 8th gen Core U- and Y-Series mobile processors

    So they're comparing it to a 5 year old design that has been crippled by patching and finding it's a lot faster. Well so was the uncrippled part. How about testing an unpatched 5 year old CPU against the new model?

    Nah, we all know why they won't do that.

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