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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 will soon support Intel Amber Lake-Y CPU options

Intel promised last month that it would begin shipping its first 8th-gen Intel Core Y-series chips soon. The new chips, code-named “Amber Lake,” are expected to be low-power processors that will eventually replace chips like the Core M3-7Y30, Core i5-7y54, and Core i7-7Y75 in upcoming thin, light, and often fanless computers. Intel still hasn’t announced […]

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Intel’s first hexa-core chips for laptops coming soon (leaks)

There’s more evidence that Intel plans to launch laptop chips with up to 6 cores and 12 threads. We got a first glimpse at an unannounced 45W Core i7-8720HK hexa-core processor in December, and details about a higher-performance Core i7-8750HK leaked this week. Now a leaked Intel roadmap suggests Intel may have at least one […]

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Intel’s first 8th-gen Core i3 chip for notebooks is here (and it’s just a modest spec bump)

Intel launched its first 8th-gen Core processors for laptops in 2017. While they were based on similar architecture to the company’s 7th-gen chips, the new 15 watt Core i5-8250U and Core i7-8550U had one major improvement: they were quad-core processors rather than dual-core. That helped Intel deliver new chips that offered up to 40 percent […]

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Intel launches 8th-gen Core “Coffee Lake” chips for desktops: more cores, more overclocking, still 14nm

Intel’s 8th-gen desktop processors will hit the streets October 5th. The new processors, formerly known by the codename “Coffee Lake” include the first Core i3 desktop chips with 4 CPU cores and the first Core i5 desktop chips with 6 cores. Overall, Intel says its Coffee Lake chips will offer up to a 25 percent […]