Intel has Introduced its 8th-generation processors’ range. In an announcement made on Monday, the company reveals that the new processor range is extensively focused on the growing usage of high-resolution content such as 4K Ultra HD video, 360-degree video, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality. Intel claims its new range of processors is 40% faster than the previous 7th-generation Kaby Lake processors.
Intel has also optimized its new processors for the slimmer laptops. The 8th-generation Intel Core Processor U-series comes with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology) that enables a better experience on 2-in-1s and ultra slim clamshells.
According to Intel, the new processors facilitate faster and more responsive web browsing experience. The Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is supposed to help productivity by “dynamically controlling power and speed—across cores and graphics— boosting performance precisely when it is needed while saving energy when it counts.”
The new range also focuses on digital assistants like Cortana and Windows Ink. Another key highlight of the new Intel processors is the extended battery life. The chipset comes with “dedicated hardware acceleration dramatically reduces power consumption, enabling exceptional battery life during 4K video playback.”
“I/O in 8th generation Intel Core Processor U-series includes PCIe 3.0, delivering data transfer rates at 8 GT/s versus 5 GT/s with PCIe 2.0. The latest Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports NVMe PCIe x4 Solid State Drives, and it is capable of utilizing PCIe 3.0 speed. The Intel Context Sensing SDK for the Intel Integrated Sensor Solution allows third-party software vendors to develop exciting sensor-enhanced applications. This rich combination of technologies means fast response and movement of data throughout the platform for unique user experiences,” the company elaborates on its website.