Intel preparing 4C/8T notebook CPU, consumes just 15W

Intel preparing Core i7-8550U processor, notebook bound CPU with just 15W TDP.

Published Wed, Aug 9 2017 9:46 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Intel is beginning to finally fight back against Ryzen where it counts, with a tease of their upcoming Coffee Lake-based Core i7-8550U processor.

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The purported Core i7-8550U processor is a 4C/8T processor that was spotted inside of Acer's Nitro AN515-31 notebook, also packing 20GB of DDR4, and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card. This is the first time Intel's next-gen Coffee Lake CPUs have been spotted in the wild, apart from a rumor - as this one is inside of an upcoming notebook.

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We should expect this notebook to cost around $750 when it launches, with no current ETA.


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