The new leaked , Intel’s new Whiskey Lake-U processors


Intel had confirmed at this year’s Computex that it will be announcing Whiskey Lake-U and Amber Lake-Y mobile CPU families later this year. These were said to fall under the 8th-generation, made specifically for ultrabooks and this was looked at as a move to tackle AMD’s Ryzen mobile CPUs.

Now apart from the names, there hasn’t been any info about the specifications. However, a few days back certain specifications were leaked on the internet giving an idea of at least two models.

According to Tom Apisak, who is known for leaking benchmarking data, the Core i7-8565U and Core i5-8265U will be Intel’s new chips for notebooks. Both of them will offer faster clock-speeds when compared to Kaby Lake-R CPUs, specifically the Core i7-8550U and Core i5-8250U.

The new leaked Whiskey Lake-U chips are based on the on the same 14nm++ manufacturing process as Kaby Lake-R. Of course they are improved in terms of handling faster clock speeds while managing the same power profile, 15W TDP. The Core i7-8565U is said to come with the same number of cores, threads and base clock as the 8550U, but a 500MHz higher boost clock and 8MB of L3 cache versus 6MB.

Similarly the Whiskey Lake-U Core i5-8265U has the same number of cores, threads and base clock, as the Core i5-8250U, but a 500MHz faster boost clock.

While the new Whiskey Lake-U doesn’t seem to be a huge upgrade on paper, Intel said that it will be able to deliver up to double-digit performance improvements. Intel also expects manufacturing partners to launch more than 140 new laptops and 2-in-1s with these new processors by fall.


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