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
  Cores Freq +
Turbo
L3 Price   Cores Freq +
Turbo
L3 Price
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.


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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.

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Source: Intel Price List

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  • MrSpadge - Friday, August 18, 2017 - link

    What were you expecting, then? Unicorns? Reply
  • 1_rick - Friday, August 18, 2017 - link

    Significant base speed drops. I wonder what the turbo speeds will be. Reply
  • A5 - Friday, August 18, 2017 - link

    Well, the HQ 7x chips did +1G/+800M/+600M.

    I'd expect something less here given the lower TDP, maybe 800/600/400?
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  • dullard - Friday, August 18, 2017 - link

    Not much data has been leaked yet. But wikichip has the 8250U at 3.4 GHz turbo. That is the same turbo speed as the 7260U that it is replacing.

    https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/microarchitectu...
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  • Samus - Friday, August 18, 2017 - link

    The problem with those low base speeds is those are presumably the operating speed when all cores are being used. They will only run at full turbo on one (on i7, possibly two) cores, effectively keeping these dual core in demanding applications.

    However, there is no arguing the turbo speeds are significantly higher than the previous gen. For 15W CPU's these are impressive.

    My real question is how well the graphics have improved.
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  • lilmoe - Saturday, August 19, 2017 - link

    Speedstep is the key in making low base clocks plausible. 1 max turbo core is enough for the applications of low power parts; you won't be servicing hundreds server clients from these parts.

    More cores is always better for low power parts (to an extent of course), even if your software stack is optimized and efficiently offloaded. In a multithreaded workload, 4 cores at reduced clocks would significantly reduce power consumption at the same performance level of 2 at max clocks. The difference is that more silicon and a bit larger die is needed, and poor Intel won't be making as much as they did before.
    Reply
  • Bullwinkle J Moose - Friday, August 18, 2017 - link

    cmon Ian...

    Do you really have the time and manpower to monitor every tech site in realtime to find these leak tidbits in such a timely fashion or are you tipped off by the likes of Intel marketing Dept?

    The timely reporting of so many leaks from so many sources seems a bit too........timely!
    Reply
  • desolation0 - Friday, August 18, 2017 - link

    It's not exactly hard to set up a notification for when a new tech leak happens. Then factor in having it be your day job to find and report these sorts of things. Not to mention a network of other folks doing the same. Reply
  • Ian Cutress - Friday, August 18, 2017 - link

    ^ This. When you have the right feeds in the right places, as it is my job to do, you can jump on breaking news. Reply
  • Samus - Saturday, August 19, 2017 - link

    Your feeds make me hungry Reply

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