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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zodiacfml - Friday, August 18, 2017 - linkNice. I thought we are going to wait for CannonLake for 15W quad core CPUs. However, CannonLake is less than a year away. I'd probably wait.
Gondalf - Friday, August 18, 2017 - linkIn my knowledge Cannonlake will be dual core only
bodonnell - Friday, August 18, 2017 - linkI think Intel accepted a while ago that 10 nm was going to be hard and will be sticking to small/low power chips (i.e. dual core Y & U series with GT2 graphics) for their 1st generation of chips on the 10 nm process and Coffee Lake was introduced to fill the gap for their larger/higher powered chips using a mature (and further refined) 14 nm process.
Santoval - Friday, August 18, 2017 - linkI am totally confused. I thought Coffee Lake was meant for desktop and Cannonlake for low power parts. But this suggests a top-to-bottom (or rather mainstream-to-bottom, since the top is the Skylake-X HEDT series) release of Coffee Lake. It also suggests, since there is no place left for Cannonlake (unless they deploy it for the ~5W SKUs) that it will be delayed at least until Q1 2018, possibly even early Q2 2018.
HStewart - Thursday, August 24, 2017 - linkI know gamers would want to believe that Desktops - are top priority in Intel minds - but in reality mobile chips have become the priority.
My only thought is that Coffee Lake has become what Intel is calling Kaby Lake R which seems logically with Quad Core U chips and that Cannon Lake is limited test bed of ultra low power chips for 10nm
We likely see limited test bed of 10nm in 2017, but main stream 10nm will be Ice Lake in 2018
What I most curious about is the HQ version of this new process - likely could mean 6 or 8 core mobile or even more.
Lolimaster - Friday, August 18, 2017 - linkAsk yourselves for how many more years intel was willing to sell the scam of 2cores for over $100 on desktop and worse call them i5-i7 for mobile.
AMD destroyed their financial agenda overnight. Praise and adore Jim Keller-
Morawka - Friday, August 18, 2017 - linki still cannot fathom how intel gets away with charging $400 for a dual core cpu with such a small die. Small die is supposed to equal cheap price!
zodiacfml - Monday, August 21, 2017 - linkI agree. It is the same size Apple's SoCs. Consider the price of an iPhone SE.
watzupken - Saturday, August 19, 2017 - linkI have my doubts how well will a quad core do with a meagre 15W. Not to mention that the 15W needs to be shared with the integrated GPU.
lilmoe - Saturday, August 19, 2017 - linkLol, nice try Intel. GloFo/Samsung's 14nm process shines at low power. Can't wait to see the look on their faces when Raven ridge is out and power benchmarks are out, let alone 7nm Zen2 in the future.
Keep charging folks these ridiculous prices while you can.