Suitable for MacBook and MacBook Air: Intel announces 8th generation of its Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake processors

While Apple the MacBook Pro updated a few weeks ago , other MacBook upgrades are still pending. In the last few weeks was always from a new entry-level MacBook the speech. Whether this will come as a MacBook Air or MacBook on the market is unknown. Intel has now announced the matching processors.

Intel announces the 8th generation of its Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake processors

Intel has officially released the 8th generation of its U Series “Whiskey Lake” and Y Series “Amber Lake” processors announced , These are ideal for thin and light notebooks, such as the MacBook and MacBook Air.

The new Amber Lake Y-Series processors, which include the i7-8500Y, i5-8200 and the m3-8100Y, are the direct successors to the current processors in the 12-inch MacBooks. This could be used in the new 12-inch MacBook 2018.

The new 15W U-Series Whiskey Lake chips include the i7-8565U, i5-8265U and i3-8145U, and may be suitable for any Retina MacBook Air in the works. However, the rumors of the past few weeks are not really clear whether Apple will actually bring a new MacBook Air and a new MacBook on the market or merge these two model series.

According to Intel, the new Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake processors set new standards for connectivity, performance, entertainment and productivity. The U-Series CPUs for the first time GigaBit Wifi for 12x faster connection, Support for USB 3.1 Generation 2 and integrated support for language assistants such as Alexa and Cortana. According to Intel, the U-Series chips offer a battery life of over 10 hours in most notebooks.

The Y-Series processors offer faster WIFI and LTE speeds, double-digit performance leaps, 3rd generation PCI support, NVMe PCIe x4 SSD and more.

Apple relies on Intel for its Macs. Now he has provided chip makers with new processors for ultraportable MacBooks. We are curious to see which CPUs Apple will use. In parallel, there are rumors that Apple is working on its own processors for Macs , However, it is likely to be too early for them.

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