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Intel details 8th Generation Core CPUs with Kaby Lake-R (Page 3)

By Steven Bassiri from Aug 21, 2017 @ 2:01 CDT

What to Expect


At the beginning of the presentation, Intel made it clear that the U-series of processors will launch first. These processors have a 15W TDP, while the Y-series is almost a third of that, and the H-series is typically three times that. These are the types of processors you find in those super sleek notebooks and 2-in-1s, and I have also found them in products where power consumption and heat need to be at a minimum, such as inside Dell's Rugged line of notebooks. The H-series processors are typically what you see in gaming/power laptops, while the S-series is what you get on the desktop.


One aspect Intel didn't really change was the integrated graphics portion of the CPU. However, Intel did change the name of their graphics from HD to UHD. Intel says this was done to signify that the iGPU is built for UHD content, and that is partially due to the new improvements and additions made to the graphics core about a year ago.

The new graphics have dedicated media engine that makes 4K streaming possible (detailed here).


If you are anxious or eagerly awaiting the launch of Intel's S-series 8th Generation processors, join the club. Intel says that the desktop processors will be here in the Fall, so they aren't too far away. The question of chipset compatibility for the desktop came up many times, and we still don't have a clear answer, but for mobile, things haven't changed as it's a SoC package and Kaby Lake based.


So far, Intel's 8th Generation of processors seems to have closed the largest gap in Intel's formidable army; the core count. Intel's per core performance is very impressive, but what has been lacking was higher core counts, to different segments and that is what 8th Generation will bring us first, and hopefully 10nm at its finale.

At 8 am PDT or rather eight hours after this article can go live, Intel will make a product announcement live concerning the 8th Generation Core Processors - perhaps they might shed some more light on the rest of the new generation.

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