Intel has released the 8th generation of its Core processors, designed for multimedia content and adding overall performance gains of up to 40%.
The first 8th Gen Intel Core processors will be optimised for mobile computing, and devices will be available within the next two weeks.
Desktop processors will follow in the next month or so, with enterprise products due shortly thereafter.
“We wanted to deliver the platform-wide improvements that embrace and enhance all of the incredible innovation around us — from 4K to VR and beyond — and make them more accessible to everyone, ” says Gregory Bryant, senior vice-president and GM of the Client Computing Group at Intel.
The mobile processors released today are designed for thin and light notebooks and 2 in 1s.
“This new mobile family sets the bar for outstanding performance, including a boost of up to 40% over the previous generation. This is thanks to the new quad-core configuration, power-efficient microarchitecture, advanced process technology and a huge range of silicon optimisations.
“These improvements also open the door to richer, more immersive entertainment, and an experience that is optimised for simplicity,” Bryant says.
“We’ve been able to do all of this without compromising battery life. In fact, you will be able to get up to 10 hours of 4K UHD local video playback on a single charge.”
Editing photos or creating a slideshow is up to 48% faster on 8th Gen devices than those using last year’s processor, while editing video footage is up to 14,7-times faster.
“You can try out new advancements like Windows Mixed Reality or go even more immersive with Thunderbolt 3 external graphics (up to 4K) for enhanced gaming and VR,” Bryant adds.
The first wave of 8th Gen Intel Core processor-powered devices featuring quad-core i5/i7 processors will be available September, with more than 145 designs.
The family will continue to roll out over the next few months, and will include some of Intel’s first 10nm products.
“Beyond the amazing technology advancements, one of the great things about the 8thGen Intel Core processor line-up is the scalability,” Bryan says. “The wide range of options opens the door for endless opportunities for our partners and the entire ecosystem.
“That means customers will be able to choose from hundreds of designs, including all shapes and sizes.”
Intel Speed Shift Technology helps users browse the web quickly, while Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 lets them work more productively by dynamically controlling power and speed across cores and graphics, boosting performance and saving energy when it counts.
With up to four cores, 8th generation Intel Core Processor U-series with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology supports up to eight threads.
The processors have been built with immersive entertainment in mind. Built-in media capabilities enhance the editing and viewing experiencewith 4K Ultra HD video, 360-degree video, and premium content streaming.
Integrated Intel UHD Graphics deliver advanced, efficient performance, and the media engine, with power-efficient VP9 and HEVC 10-bit hardware acceleration, boosts battery life, even with 4K UHD viewing and
content creation.