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 […]

Intel: 8th gen Core processors are 30 percent faster (in some cases)

Intel is talking up its new high-performance (and high-price) X-Series chips at Computex. But while those chips should offer some serious compute power, they’re still based on the same architecture as existing Intel 6th-gen Core “Skylake” processors and 7th-gen Core “Kaby Lake” chips. But the company is starting to talk  a bit more about the […]