Intel Coffee Lake mobile CPUs have been announced and Intel claims that these CPUs will provide 40% better performance as compared to the versions that we currently have on the market. This performance boost is majorly because of the added cores and threads.
Intel Coffee Lake mobile CPUs will feature 4 cores and 8 threads with hyperthreading. Furthermore, the better manufacturing process also adds to the performance of the chips. Intel Coffee Lake mobile CPUs will be available next month and the Intel Coffee Lake desktop CPUs will be available this Fall.
The mobile CPUs have a TDP of 15W and are the Intel Core i5-8250U, i5-8350U, i7-8550U and i5-8650U. The CPUs feature 4 cores and 8 threads, which is double of what we have currently available. Furthermore, the slowest CPU has a clock speed of 1.6 GHz and can boot to 3.4 GHz, while the fastest i7 has a base clock of 1.9 GHz and can boost to 4.2 GHz.
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There is no news regarding i3 mobile CPUs, it is possible that there will be no i3 mobile CPU but that is highly unlikely. Although Intel has made some bold claims regarding the performance of these Intel Coffee Lake CPUs, you should still wait for third-party reviews to come out before getting too excited.
The CPUs feature support for Turbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading, AVX 2.0 instructions, Optane Memory and Quick Sync Video. All in all, you should keep in mind that these upcoming CPUs are based on the 14nm++ technology. This is the same technology that we have seen on the Kaby Lake series of CPUs.
Intel is adding more cores in order to fight AMD in the CPU market. This is great for the average consumer. Come Fall we should be able to see some pretty cool laptop options, so stay tuned for more information.
Let us know what you think about Intel Coffee Lake CPUs and whether or not you would be interested in buying a laptop that features this CPU.