Intel expands its offering with six new laptop CPUs, the company announced at this year's IFA technology show in Germany. Three new U-Series processors and three new Y processors complement Intel's eighth-generation Core i Series. Previously, these chips were known under the code name Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake.
These are designed for laptops, tablets, and two-in-one devices, ranging from mainstream clamshells to thin, fanless designs, with support for integrated gigabit Wi-Fi, which is a novelty for them, according to Intel Class of consumer PCs is. These systems are labeled as "Optimized for connections".
The six new CPUs are in the Core m and Core i families and include:
- 1.1GHz Core m3-8100Y
- 1.3GHz Core i5-8200Y
- 1 , 5GHz Core i7-8500Y  2.1GHz Core i3-8145U
- 1.6GHz Core i5-8265U
- 1.8GHz Core i7-8565U
When introducing the new CPUs says Intel, that the goal is to tackle pain points like the fear of a weak battery. By increasing energy efficiency, newer laptops can reach a battery life of up to 16 hours. The U- and Y-Series chips can also provide sufficient performance boost to convince people that they need to upgrade older computers. Intel claims that a large number of users are still working on PCs that are over five years old, and that the latest eighth-generation CPUs can usually double the performance of this five-year-old system.
Intel is also focused on gaming, which is somewhat surprising as the integrated graphics chips in Intel platforms have not kept pace with PC gaming requirements over the years. For most gamers, low-cost laptops and desktops with Nvidia graphics hardware have filled part of this performance gap for only $ 799.
But Intel says it wants to support casual games that the company defines as games like World of Warcraft or World of Tanks. To show shoppers what games they can play and what settings to use, visit Intel's existing gameplay.intel.com website for a list of compatible games, resolution and detail level settings based on your exact hardware will be updated setting for these new CPUs.