Unannounced 8th Generation Core 15W U-Series CPUs Appear on Intel’s Public Price Listby Ian Cutress on August 18, 2017 9:45 AM EST
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More news from Intel this morning, this time published directly on their website. With the upcoming announcement of the 8th Generation Core next week to which Intel has already posted teasers to the media, it would seem that someone at Intel decided to add processor details and pricing into Intel’s official Price List today.
New to the document are four CPUs, all in the U-series range, which usually indicates TDPs of 15W for non-Iris products. However, the big jump to note will be in the core counts. U-series processors, including the Core i7 parts, have historically been only dual-core with Hyper-Threading, similar to the Core i5 parts (with the Core i7 being better for voltage/frequency curves and overall performance). The Price List shows that both the new Core i7-8000 and Core i5-8000 parts will move up to four cores, and both will feature Hyper-Threading, giving a total of eight threads.
|Specifications of Intel Core i5/i7 U-series CPUs|
|7th Generation||8th Generation|
|i7-7660U||2/4||2.5 GHz||4 MB||$415||i7-8650U||4/8||1.9/? GHz||8 MB||$409|
|i7-7560U||2.4 GHz||$415||i7-8550U||1.8/4.0 GHz||$409|
|i5-7360U||2/4||2.3 GHz||3 MB||$304||i5-8350U||4/8||1.7/? GHz||6 MB||$297|
|i5-7260U||2.2 GHz||$304||i5-8250U||1.6/3.4 GHz||$297|
The Price List also states their L3 cache sizes, which is consistent with previous Core i7/i5 positioning. The base frequencies are to note, which are lower than previous generations. Other information shows the pricing is about the same, and the that these are on 14nm. It doesn’t state which 14nm process these parts are on, but it confirms that 10nm isn’t ready as of today to go into the list. The list also doesn't state the CPUs' turbo frequencies.
One thing that might have users disappointed is that there is no update on any desktop parts in the price list. The list has the new U-series CPUs as having an official price from August 21st, which would also follow some of the laptop designs that have been leaked by retailers featuring these new parts. The image at the top is of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-55XD, which is one of those devices.
Update: 8/18, 2pm ET
HP seems to have published information about its new HP Envy 13 laptop, with additional information on turbo speeds for the i5-8250U and i7-8550U.
Source: Intel Price List
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jjj - Friday, August 18, 2017 - linkFunny how Intel was able to react to AMD's Raven Ridge, before Raven Ridge ships.
ddriver - Friday, August 18, 2017 - linkThose chips were not designed to address Zen, it would take a lot longer that that.
But that doesn't mean the SKUs are not introduced to address zen. Cherry pick the best CPUs, lower clocks, and there you have it.
ddriver - Friday, August 18, 2017 - linkPretty much the same way that intel's HEDT was supposed to end at 12 cores, but TR forced intel to take chips out of the xeon line, rebrand them and offer them at a much lower price in a different market so intel doesn't end up looking like a second grade HEDT CPU maker.
milkywayer - Friday, August 18, 2017 - linkSuddenly we see Intel become generous. Blessing us with two extra cores at the same price point after years.
Amazing what a small kick in the ass from a competitor can achieve. Yeah,
I'm still salty over the $1700 price on 10core cpu last year.
Morawka - Friday, August 18, 2017 - linkyeah and why would anyone buy the 10 core version for $1K this year? might as well wait another year and you'll get 10 core for $500
jaydee - Friday, August 18, 2017 - linkI don't think the chips were "designed to address Zen", I just think Intel has basically been holding back, taking their extra profits until there was potential of losing market share. They've known about Zen for a long time...
smilingcrow - Saturday, August 19, 2017 - linkThis is a new die so they aren't cherry picking in the same way that the 6 core chips being announced on Monday are new dies.
These have been in development since before Zen was released.
Zen will impact the pricing of the desktop chips but not the laptops ones as AMD still have no competition.
R0H1T - Friday, August 18, 2017 - linkFunny you say that since RR isn't even scheduled to be released in the same quarter that CFL is supposed to appear in. Also the RR mobile parts should have a distinct advantage over their desktop counterparts, with just a single CCX.
I'll let you decide what that might be, the Vega(?) IGP should wipe the floor with any Intel IGP ever, except the Mac oriented Irises. Then there's the secret SMT sauce which can yield as much as 70~75% speedup in certain benchmarks (AES) though it might also have something to with NUMA ~ www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1932?vs=1934
Lolimaster - Friday, August 18, 2017 - linkIt's the fear, Raven Riven pretty much kills all of the mid ranged gaming laptops with dgpu. When top of the line intel chips for mobile were the MQ quadcore, now it's mainstream for AMD standards.
Tsu_brO - Friday, August 18, 2017 - linkReally not what I was wanting for changes in Intel's laptop line, but still better than the old 2/4 across all i3/i5/i7-U lineup