Intel is one of the biggest chip makers in the CPU market and has a quite portfolio ranging from mobile CPUs to server-level processors. Now Intel Amber Lake CPU has leaked online for Apple’s 12-inch MacBook.
The upcoming 12-inch MacBook refreshes depend on low power processors that consume less and offer better performance and the leak suggests that Intel Amber Lake-Y CPU will be powering the MacBook refreshes for 2018.
Reportedly, the upcoming MacBook refreshes will come in three variants and the 7th-gen CPUs used in current Macbooks will be replaced with Intel 8th Gen CPUs. The Following are the upcoming variants of Macbook refreshes with their 8th-gen Intel Amber Lake CPUs.
- Entry-level model: 2017’s 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 with 3.0GHz Turbo Boost would shift to a 2018 1.1GHz Core m3-8100Y with 3.4GHz single-core Turbo Boost. Dual-core Turbo Boost maxes out at 2.7GHz.
- Mid-range model: 2017’s 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3.2GHz Turbo Boost would shift to a 2018 1.3GHz Core i5-8200Y with 3.9GHz single-core Turbo Boost. Dual-core Turbo Boost maxes out at 3.2GHz.
- High-end model: 2017’s 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 with 3.6GHz Turbo Boost would shift to a 2018 1.5GHz dual-core Core i7-8500Y with 4.2GHz sin
While this is just a leak but, these Intel Amber Lake CPUs being used for upcoming MacBook refreshes make sense as these processors will provide better performance compared to their 7th gen Intel CPUs.
Speaking of Intel CPUs, reportedly 9th-gen Intel CPUs will be revealed on August 1 ,2018. According to the report, Intel’s NDA for the Coffee Lake refreshes is expiring on August 1, 2018.
Not only that, the report further suggests that K-series Intel Coffee Lake refreshes will arrive with soldered heatspreaders instead of thermal interface material.
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