Intel 8th Gen processors launch: Here's how to watch the livestream


The first chips in the 8th Gen processor family will be revealed via a livestream held by Gregory Bryant, senior vice president of the Client Computing Group at Intel. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.

It's easy to look at Intel Corp.'s (INTC) unveiling of new high-end notebook processors based on its existing Kaby Lake architecture less than a year after launching the first batch as simply a pre-emptive strike against AMD Inc.'s (AMD) expected fall launch of its Ryzen Mobile processor line. Nevertheless, some were surprised to see clock rate nerfed in comparison with the previous iteration of these mobe chips; the slowest of the old U-Series i5s clocked in at 2.2GHz, while the slowest of the i7-Us managed a respectable 2.4GHz. Historically speaking, Intel's Core processor updates have always upgraded the graphics core, but not the CPU architecture. The new i5 CPUs aren't shown here, but they compare identically to the Core i7 mobile parts, with higher turbo clocks, quad core configurations with Hyper-Threading, which is historically unusual in the i5 quad-core lineup. Additionally, Intel managed to squeeze another 500MHz of Turbo Boost performance into the chips, allowing them to reach speeds up to 4.2GHz. Those extra cores should give computers powered by the new silicon a speed boost when it comes to multitasking. But with the newer one, the American firm has revamped its chips for delivering 40% speedier performance to the users. Put simply, the answer depends on whether you want the most powerful laptop you can get; whether you want power but fancy a bargain price; or whether you're just after a simple day-to-day laptop.

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.

The new Intel Core chips that'll boost computer performance by 40
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Above: A photo of the Intel 8th Gen Core processor. This performance boost is majorly because of the added cores and threads. Nonetheless, Intel insists notebooks running on the chips can provide 10 hours of battery life when playing 4K video relying on the efficient HEVC (H.265) codec.

If you're editing photos, you will be able to do it 48 percent faster on 8th-generation processors compared to the processors Intel released past year.

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