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Intel Amber Lake CPU details emerge

by Mark Tyson on 20 July 2018, 12:31

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Intel Amber Lake

Intel Amber Lake and Whiskey Lake parts are due to launch very soon, reports Liliputing. Earlier in the week Dell Chile accidentally let slip two Amber Lake processor options available to would-be buyers of the latest Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 portable. Now a Romanian site, NextLab501, has followed through with more processor details.

According to the information shared, all the Amber Lake parts thus far are 2C/4T processors with 5W TDPs. They appear to differ only by base clock and turbo clocks. However, that's all the info we have so there could be significant cache differences to be revealed, for example.

Intel Amber Lake Y chip specs

Processor

Cores

Threads

Base clock

Turbo clock

TDP

 

Core m3-8100Y

2

4

1.1 GHz

3.4 GHz

5W

 

Core i5-8200Y

2

4

1.3 GHz

3.9 GHz

5W

 

Core i7-8500Y

2

4

1.5 GHz

4.2 GHz

5W

 

 

As Liliputing highlights in its report, the above processors look very similar to the Intel 7th-gen Core Y chips based on Kaby Lake architecture; the Core m3-7Y30, Core i5-7Y54, and the Core i7-7Y75. The new generation ships are all buffed by modest 100-200MHz base clocks and 600-800MHz turbo clocks. Amber Lake parts are expected to be deployed in slim, fanless designs, similar to their predecessors.

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Given the 5W TDP, I wouldn't say that a 200Mhz bump on base frequency and a 800Mhz bump in turbo frequency is a modest one. Qualcomm can only dream of that. Also, they need to push low power stuff more, adding LTE and 5G eventually, so that Qualcomm will be just a failure on its PC adventure.
I can't see the 5W TDP being the upper range, probably much like the gen 7 versions it will be configurable, guessing it maybe from 4-8W.
yeeeeman
Given the 5W TDP, I wouldn't say that a 200Mhz bump on base frequency and a 800Mhz bump in turbo frequency is a modest one. Qualcomm can only dream of that. Also, they need to push low power stuff more, adding LTE and 5G eventually, so that Qualcomm will be just a failure on its PC adventure.

Hmmm sensor for massive Intel fanboy tripped.
Wrong, I actually support and like AMD more compared to Intel. But to give any sort of frequency bump on a chip that is at this low TDP, it is something worth mentioning.
Still, nobody guarantees that this will not throttle like a potato.
So can someone help… If I was interested in a MS Surface and couldn't quite afford one so went for a 2-in-1 like these, I'd miss out on the detachable keyboard and funky kick stand. However, the other big thing is the pen. Will the Surface pen work with the touchscreen on this? And if so, will it be just as good as with the Surface? Or is part of the Surface writing quality based on the screen as well as the pen?