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New 8th Gen Intel Core Processors Optimize Connectivity, Great Performance, Battery Life for Laptops

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What's New: Intel today announced additions to the 8th
Gen Intel® Core™ processor family: The U-series (formerly code-named
Whiskey Lake) and Y-series (formerly code-named Amber Lake) are
optimized for connectivity in thin, light laptops and 2 in 1s for the
first time, while also providing ultimate mobile performance and long
battery life.

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On Aug. 28, 2018, Intel announces additions to the 8th Gen Intel Core processor family. The U-series ...

On Aug. 28, 2018, Intel announces additions to the 8th Gen Intel Core processor family. The U-series and Y-series are optimized for connectivity in thin, light laptops and 2 in 1s for the first time, while also providing ultimate mobile performance and long battery life. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

"The new 8th Gen Intel Core processors
extend once again our leadership in delivering exceptional performance.
Now with Gigabit Wi-Fi, we've enabled faster PC connectivity, added more
intuitive voice experiences and enabled longer battery life needed for
the next wave of mobile computing."

– Chris Walker, vice
president of the Client Computing Group and general manager of Intel
Mobile Client Platform

Why They are Important: New 8th Gen Intel Core
U-series and Y-series processors raise the bar for connectivity,
performance, entertainment and productivity for today's laptops and 2 in
1s. The 8th Gen Intel Core U-series processors bring
integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi to thin and light mainstream laptops for the
first time, delivering up to 12-times1 faster connectivity
speeds. They also offer up to 2-times better performance, compared with
a 5-year-old PC, and double-digit gains in office productivity for
everyday web browsing and light content creation over the previous
generation2. This leap in connectivity and performance will
help empower people to focus, create and connect at home, in the office
and on-the-go. Consumers can now download their favorite shows and
movies in under a minute3, create, edit and share 4K/360
video content 6.5-times faster4, and stream and play games,
including "World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth"* and "World of Tanks."*

8th Gen Intel Core Y-series processors also deliver fast
connectivity options, including fast Wi-Fi and LTE capabilities with
unprecedented performance, to the some of the thinnest and lightest
laptops and 2 in 1s in the market with double-digit gains in performance
compared with the previous generation6, enabling fresh
innovations in sleek and compact form factor designs with extended
battery life.

Both the U-series and Y-series processors have new and improved platform
capabilities for more intelligent interactions with PCs, such as support
for multiple voice services on the U-series and refinements to improve
natural input options like touch and stylus for the Y-series.

What They Feature: 8th
Gen Intel Core U-Series Processor (i7-8565U, i5-8265U, i3-8145U)

-- The latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 (U-series) processors
deliver the ultimate performance in a 15-watt envelope with up to four
cores and eight threads for mainstream laptops and 2 in 1s. Other key
features and capabilities:

  • For the first time on this class of processors, Intel is delivering
    blazing fast connectivity with integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi with Intel®
    Wireless-AC for faster sharing, streaming and downloading.1 Paired
    with Intel LTE modem options, consumers will have fast connectivity
    wherever they are.7
  • Working with the PC ecosystem, Intel is delivering incredible
    performance in power-efficient platforms. With the new U-series
    processors, laptops and 2 in 1s get the extra leap in performance
    while also lasting up to 16 hours on a single charge, with
    power-optimized systems targeted to achieve about 19 hours.5
  • Consumers can simplify their lives and get more done with Amazon
    Alexa* and Microsoft Cortana* to help control lighting and temperature
    in their homes, play music, create lists and shop with the sound of
    their voice, whether they are at home or on-the-go.
  • Download in a snap and watch premium 4K UHD content from providers,
    including Amazon Prime Video*, Netflix*, iQiyi*, Sony Pictures ULTRA*
    and Vudu*.
  • Devices with the new U-series processor can also support Dolby Vision™
    HDR* and Dolby Atmos®* immersive audio. Together, the fusion of Dolby
    Vision and Dolby Atmos transform PCs into entertainment powerhouses.
  • Play popular games on the go, including "World of Warcraft: Battle for
    Azeroth" and "World of Tanks." Visit gameplay.intel.com
    for a full list of games and optimized settings for Intel-powered PCs.

8th Gen Intel Core Y-Series Processor (i7-8500,
i5-8200Y, m3-8100Y)
-- The first 8th Gen Intel Core i7, i5 and m3
(Y-series) processors are balanced for mobility and deliver incredible
performance that people expect from Intel processors in super thin and
light devices with fast Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity. Other key features:

  • Stream, share or download with Intel Wireless-AC supporting Gigabit
    wireless speeds, and experience seamless and reliable connectivity
    with Modern Standby and eSIM support with Intel's Gigabit LTE modems.
  • Improved touch and stylus interaction to power creativity and sketch,
    shade and paint with precision.
  • Ultra-sleek, thin-and-light designs less than 7 millimeters thick and
    lighter than 1 pound for use at home, in the office and on-the-go.

How You Get Them: Laptops and 2 in 1s powered by the new 8th
Gen Intel Core U-series and Y-series processors will be available from
PC manufacturers beginning this fall. For information, visit the 8th
Gen Intel Core mobile processor product overview
.

More Context: 8th
Gen Intel Core
(Press Kit) | Product
Brief

The Small Print:

1 As measured by over the air TCP throughput on an Intel
Reference Platform with Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor and Intel®
Wireless-AC 9560 module (with 2x2 160MHz channels) vs. an OEM Intel®
Core™ i5-4200U system with 1x1 BGN (150Mbps), placed within range of 3
meters from the access point with enabling Gigabit Wi-Fi technologies.

2 As Measured by SYSmark* 2014 SE Overall on Intel® Core™
i5-8265U vs. Intel® Core™ i5-4200U

3 As measured by Power Director Workload on Intel® Core™
i5-8265U vs. Intel® Core™ i5-4200U

4 As measured by Power Director Workload on Intel® Core™
i5-8265U vs. Intel® Core™ i5-4200U

5 As projected by 1080P Local Video Playback on Intel® Core™
i7 8565U (52WHr Battery, 1W Sharp 1080p Panel); workload is 200nits
screen brightness and audio in headphones. Some OEM systems are expected
to exceed 16 hours.

6 As Measured by SYSmark* 2014 SE Overall on Intel® Core™
i7-8500Y vs. Intel® Core™ i7 7Y75.

7 The network requires a wireless router/access point.

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized
for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such
as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems,
components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of
those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other
information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your
contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when
combined with other products. For more complete information about
performance and benchmark results, visit http://www.intel.com/benchmarks.

Performance results are based on testing as of August 10, 2018 and may
not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration
disclosure for details. No product can be absolutely secure.

Intel technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration
and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation.
Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system
can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or
retailer or learn more at intel.com.

Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life
of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system
stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the
processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the
manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

Intel is a sponsor and member of the BenchmarkXPRT Development
Community, and was the major developer of the XPRT family of benchmarks.
Principled Technologies is the publisher of the XPRT family of
benchmarks. You should consult other information and performance tests
to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases.

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) expands the boundaries of technology to make the
most amazing experiences possible. Information about Intel can be found
at newsroom.intel.com
and intel.com.

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the
United States and other countries.

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