Intel's 8th Gen Core U-series, Y-series processors are here

processorMaking new additions to its 8th Gen Core processor line-up, Intel on Wednesday introduced the U-series and Y-series chips that are optimized for connectivity in thin, light laptops and two-in-ones.

The unveiled 8th Gen Intel Core U-Series processors include i7-8565U, i5-8265U, and i3-8145U while the 8th Gen Intel Core Y-Series processors include i7-8500, i5-8200Y and m3-8100Y.

The new Intel Core U-series processors bring integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi to thin and light mainstream laptops for the first time and promised to deliver up to 12-times faster connectivity speeds.

The U-series is more powerful among the two families of processors announced by the chipset maker.

"The new 8th Gen Intel Core processors come with Gigabit Wi-Fi and now 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, said in a statement.

Notably, PC manufacturers would start bringing laptops and two-in-ones powered by the new 8th Gen Intel Core U-series and Y-series processors beginning this autumn.

The new U-series and Y-series chips, formerly code-named Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake, respectively, would also provide ultimate mobile performance and long battery life.

The Y-series processors deliver fast connectivity options, including fast Wi-Fi and LTE capabilities.

Both the series of processors have new and improved platform capabilities for 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.

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Source: IANS