Earlier today, Intel formally revealed their new 8th Gen Intel Core U-series and Y-series processors. Both chips are designed for 2-in-1 devices and light laptops and enable Gigabit Wi-Fi internet speeds which are described by Intel as being up to “12-times faster” than normal. The U-series chip also provides faster LTE speeds while both are said to offer processing speeds twice that of the average five year old computer.
“The new 8th Gen Intel Core processors extend once again our leadership in delivering exceptional performance,” Intel’s Christ Walker said in a press release. “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.”
The new U-series chip is designed to support “multiple voice services” with both Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana being mentioned by name. It will also enable Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos functionality on compatible devices. The Y-series on the other hand is geared more towards improved touch and stylus functionality.
Devices featuring both processors will be available this fall according to Intel.Further reading: Alexa, Cortana, Intel, Microsoft, Windows 10