Intel is expected to launch a new range of mobile (U-Series) CPUs to take the place of its current-gen Kaby Lake-R processors in the coming days/weeks. The new processor range will be dubbed Whiskey Lake and will continue to be fabricated on the 14nm process, the same 14nm++ used for Kaby Lake-R, to be exact. However, the processors have been further optimised to deliver greater clock speeds within the same power profile.
Thailand-based Twitter leakster Tum Apisak has again come up with the expedited goods. Tum shared images with details of the following:
- Intel Core i7-8565U (Whiskey Lake-U): 4C/8T, 1.8GHz base /4.5GHz turbo, 8MB cache, 15W TDP
- Intel Core i5-8265U (Whiskey Lake-U): 4C/8T, 1.6GHz base / 3.9GHz turbo, 6MB cache, 15W TDP
The above Core i7-8565U offers, for example, a 500MHz turbo speed advantage over the Core i7-8550U (Kaby Lake-R). A turbo clock improvement of identical magnitude is seen in the Core i5-8265U, compared to its Core i5-8250U (Kaby Lake-R) predecessor.
According to previous info from Intel, Whiskey Lake-U will deliver up to double-digit performance gains over Kaby Lake-R. Obviously the significant hike in turbo clocks achievable are major contributors to that performance.
Over at WCCFTech it was noted that both the new Whiskey Lake-U SoCs, detailed above, are advertised as powering the Haier Bo Yue series laptops. Pricing and availability for these Haier laptops has yet to be revealed - probably waiting for the nod from Intel.