This is particularly relevant as we get ready for today's solar eclipse. Are you a techie who knows how to write? That's why Intel is targeting those with a laptop that's at least five years old, of which the company estimates there are 450 million of in the market.
With this in mind, should you snap up a 6th or 7th-gen Intel laptop now, or wait for lucky number 8?
Intel said it expects PC running the new processors to be available as soon as next month, with more than 145 designs already in development.
This new release comes in the form of four 15W U-series mobile processors with max clock speed of 4.2GHz. And by mid-year, Intel was expanding the range yet again with new Xeon-like Core-X series chips that would offer up to 18 processor cores and "extreme" performance (and pricing).
The improved performance is mainly because of the new quad-core configuration, power-efficient microarchitecture, advanced process technology and a range of silicon optimizations.
"These improvements also open the door to richer, more immersive entertainment, and an experience that is optimized for simplicity", Bryant wrote. Unfortunately, there's nothing really pushing battery life forward either. Video editing has been improved by 28 percent and photo optimization by almost 50 percent. Now imagine that compared to a 5-year-old device.
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The new refreshed Kaby Lake Chips are programmed for handling features like 4K video, Virtual Reality (VR) technology, 3D, and other modern tech innovate on a superior platform.
Intel, however, is still stubbornly silent on officially announcing the parts, leaving those interested in purchasing a Coffee Lake CPU or system holding their wallets in anticipation - but crucially, and this may perhaps prove telling of why Intel has suddenly begun leaking information like a proverbial sieve, not opening said wallets for rival AMD's Ryzen family of processors. This continues with 8th Gen.
Indeed, beyond the incredible technology advancements, one of the great things about the 8Gen Intel Core processor lineup is the scalability. The common denominator across them all? While all Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, and Cannonlake will wear the same "8th Gen Intel Core" badges, they'll have different levels of jumps in performance. It's wonderful what happens when everything aligns, isn't it? The lineup comprises of the of the i7-8650U, with a base clock frequency of 1.9GHz and a boost clock of 4.2GHz; the i7-8550U (1.8GHz to 4GHz), the i5 8450U (1.7GHz to 3.6GHz) and the i5-8250U (1.6GHz to 3.4GHz).
The performance gains Intel touts come from benchmark results from SYSmark 2014 SE, using reference Intel setups.
Intel has traditionally stuck with two cores for its U-series low power chips because of the need to greatly limit heat while also boosting battery life.