Last year, in 2016, Intel upgraded its previous generation of processors (dubbed “SKY-LAKE”) with the newer version, named “Kaby-Lake”, the update gained widespread popularity, and every technology giant like HP, Dell, Apple etc. started using those processors in their latest devices, some even cancelled the release of their devices after the launch of Intel’s 7th Generation Chips and later re-released them with the new processors in place.

Even though there was no major upgrade in terms of performance, at least not something that would be easily noticeable by the average user, the 7th Generation update still became quite popular, you might even say that the new processors were more famous and well known than the previously used Sky Lake ones, but the upgrade was not strictly directed towards improving the performance, it was more of a design change (it’s a way Intel has been known to update its chips - one update usually brings changes in basic design and the other in the architecture or the performance related parts).

That, however, does not mean that the manufacturers didn’t change anything that would give your system more power, it actually did but as stated above it was hard to notice by an average everyday user, performance was certainly improved but more on the core level and by a little margin, so unless you were using some specially designed software to measure your processor’s power then it wasn’t easy to see what has changed.

According to the officials at Intel - the previous 7th Generation did actually have some core level changes that would increase the overall power of chips, they also changed the processors in such a way that they were now made to consume less amount of energy while giving off a decent amount of power, which did not affect the performance; in either good or bad way, but it certainly had a good effect on your Laptop’s battery usage.

21 August 2017: Intel launched 8th Generation Processor

Recently, Intel has launched an update to the previous generation and introduced the 8th Generation with significant improvements.

Although, not everything is known about these new series of processors because these are not yet available in the common market, and Intel did not give out any detailed descriptions of the features of their new processors, there are still some things that have revealed about the new 8th Generation Processors.

Claimed to be more than 40% faster than 7th Generation

As you might have gathered by now that the previous 7th Generation didn’t really bring any big enhancements when it comes to power (compared with Sky Lake), but this 8th Generation is specifically related to power improvements.

According to the makers at Intel, the new 8th Generation will bring about 40% more power and productivity than the famous 7th Generation.

Even when there aren’t any detailed technical details available at the moment it is quite easy to deduce that the new processors will be bringing you a pleasant performance boost.

The power increment is also apparent from Intel’s decision to launch these new processors with a double number of cores (so your two core system will become more powerful by having Quad Cores).

They will offer these in both popular versions - the Core i5 and Core i7, so we might see some big laptop manufacturers using them in their upcoming releases.

Crafted specially for Laptops

These new 8th Generation processors are specially designed for laptop systems, promising you better performance and many other benefits.

The 7th Generation also gained popularity in top laptop manufacturers, and with this one being called a special processor for Laptops, we will see many other manufacturers upgrading their systems to this.

In fact, some companies have already incorporated these new 8th Generation CPUs into their upcoming laptops, for instance - Dell has announced that they have used these processors in their next versions of XPS laptops.

Famous companies like Apple will most probably also use these new processors in their MacBooks.

As these processors are being advertised as specially for laptops then it’s important that they also offer some improvements in the battery life, and according to Intel - it does actually bring you some major battery related advancements.

For example, the 4K video format or the Ultra High Definition format literally eats away at your device’s battery, if you’re watching a video in, say 720p and your battery lasts for 4 hours, then if the same video was to be converted into 4K format then your battery might not even last for one straight hour.

Primarily because these high-quality video formats also consume a lot of your processing resources, however, the new chips promise you 10 hours on 4K video playback, that’s more than what older CPUs could achieve with even 1080p videos.

Intelligent Turbo Boosting

Turbo Boost is a feature that has been used by Intel for quite some time now, it increases your system’s core frequencies up to a specific number when you’re indulged in some taxing work on your laptop.

Intel has updated this boosting technology as well, introducing Turbo Boost 2.0, what Intel did was they have set the base line frequencies quite lower like 1.8 and 1.9GHz but have upped the top line to 4GHz (4GHz was available previously as well but was not as consistent), so that could mean that you might not only get a better battery life out of all this but also a necessary power boost when you most need it.

Intel promises a lot with their new 8th generation CPUs, they have changed many things apart from what is written above, they have also decided to incorporate multiple architectures (the first release is called Kaby-Lake Refresh), it was not long ago when Intel launched the previous 7th Generation only a year ago, now this new release is creating quite a lot of hype because of major changes like doubling the number of cores, using multiple architectures and such.

There are many expectations that users have from these new series of processors, and hopefully, Intel will be able to full fill them.

If you want more information regarding the new 8th Generation processors then stay tuned. All the latest 8th Gen models will soon be revealed on our website!