Intel introduces Whiskey Lake-U and Amber Lake-y processors

Published on August 31, 2018

Intel has now announced about six new CPUs which are added to the mobile lineup today. This lineup is aimed to bring some improvements for the upcoming mainstream devices.

The all new processors are said to be the part of the U and Y-series of the mobile chips. They are codenamed as Whiskey Lake as well as Amber Lake respectively. The new U series which include 15W processors which are used in most of the mainstream laptops. The Y-series 5W which is said to be used in the thinnest as well as lightest devices.

Intel, Whiskey Lake-U, Amber Lake-y processors

It is seen that Intel is still using the same underlying architecture which is for the previous processors. It makes the new chips with an 8.5 Gen lineup which is at least the U-series models that are concerned. Now the company has promised a big change which is about the integrated gigabit Wi-Fi support. The company has now promised that the result will bring some fast internet speeds which are said to be cheaper.

The Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake will be using the same basic 14nm architecture which is used earlier in the Kaby Lake Processors. There is a big core count which is due in the last year’s Kaby Lake Refresh, but it is expected that the massive performance has got gains. The Intel still considers it as the part of the 8th generation processors.

The base clocks which are present on the processors usually remains pretty much the same which is like its predecessors. The Turbo speeds of the processors are said to be fair and also bit higher that usually need some extra performance. The 4-core i7-8565U is said to be the highest end of the Whiskey Lake. It can jump up to 4.6 GHz which can be compared with 4.2 GHz which is for the last year’s 8560U. The improvements that have done in the processors can be seen across the range of the new processors which have got the notable of the Y-series chips.

The Whiskey lake chips usually support the 802.11ac 2X2 that can translate to Gigabit+ Wi-Fi speeds. There is also a voice assistant which includes Alexa and Cortana that got the native support for about 10Gbps USB 3.1. It has also got an improved digital signal processor.

The new U-series Whiskey Lake Chips will be offering about two-core, the four-thread i3-U145U model which was clocked at 2.1 GHz, the quad-core eight thread i5-8235U clocked at 1.6GHz. The quad-core, eight-thread i7-8565U clocked at 1.8GHz.

The Y-series Amber Lake is less powerful who will offer dual-core four thread configurations which range from 1.1 GHz on the m3-8100Y to 1.3 GHz on the i5-8200Y to 1.5 GHz which is on the top of i7-8500Y.

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