A few days ago Intel announced the eighth generation of processors Whiskey Lake (series U) and Amber Lake (series Y). These chips were designed for use in ultraportable laptops or tablets and have low power consumption. According to analysts, these processors will be installed in the new MacBook and MacBook Air.
Updated the Y-series includes the following processors: i7-8500Y (1.5 GHz and Turbo Boost to 4.2 GHz), i5-8200Y and m3-8100Y. Chips got two cores and four threads, and their TDP is only 5 watts, allowing you to use passive cooling. It is likely that the chipset will get used to the new version of the MacBook.
As for the U-series, the lineup includes three models of processors Core i7-8565U, i5-and i3 8265U-8145U. Initial frequency is 1.8 GHz and with Turbo Boost technology comes to 4.6 GHz. TDP of the whole line fits into the value of 15 watts. This suggests that these chips can be used in the initial versions of MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.
According to statements by Intel, the updated system on a chip can provide up to 16 hours of battery life, provided compliance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. Among other innovations — support Gigabit WI-Fi, USB 3.1 second generation, as well as 4K UHD video and Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
The manufacturer promises that the first notebooks with the improved chips will appear in stores this fall. This means that nothing prevents Apple to install the updated processors in their new models of portable computers.
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