Intel has officially unveiled its latest Core processor family. The company’s new 8th Gen Core processors promise to provide a 40 percent improvement in performance compared to the outgoing 7th Generation Kaby Lake processors. Aside from the 40 percent performance boost claim, Intel also claims that the new chips provide double the performance over a five-year old machine.
This has been made possible by Intel’s ability to cram four cores inside every ship which happens to be a first for Intel’s U-series. The company is also promising up to 10 hours of local 4K video playback on a single charge, highlighting that it has also made the processors more power-efficient.
Intel’s new 8th Generation U chips will be available in Core i7 and Core i6 flavors with clock speeds varying between 3.4GHz and 1.6GHz at the low end and between 4.2GHz and 1.9GHz at the high end.
The company has said that customers can expect the first batch of notebooks powered by its 8th Gen chips to hit the market by next month. Desktop models powered by its new processors will be available for purchase in the fall this year.