Intel announces new 8th-Gen U, Y series of processors

Intel announces new 8th-Gen U, Y series of processors

Intel has announced new variants of their 8th-gen processors, the U and Y series, designed for thin, light, and 2-in-1 laptops.

The 8th-Gen Intel Core U-Series (Whiskey Lake) (i7-8565U, i5-8265U, i3-8145U) features an integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi with Intel Wireless AC paired with Intel LTE modem options, multiple voice support for Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana, and support for Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos. The company also boasts its power efficiency giving laptops up to 16-19 hours of battery life.


The 8th-Gen Intel Core Y-Series (Amber Lake) (i7-8500, i5-8200Y, m3-8100Y), on the other hand, comes with an Intel Wireless-AC, Modern Standby support, and eSIM support with Intel Gigabit LTE modems. For 2-in-1s, this processor has an improved touch and stylus interaction for better accuracy and precision.

The 8th-Gen Intel Core U and Y series will be available from PC manufacturers this coming Fall 2018.

Source Intel Newsroom

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