Intel’s Whiskey Lake 14nm Laptop CPUs Surfaced


After Intel announced the introduction of 10nm processors and a new group of 14nm chips that would act as filler between the two but revealed lesser and incidentally HP revealed the details of the Intel’s upcoming chips ‘Whiskey Lake’ notebook processors. It could be last in the series for 14nm processors as the company would be producing 10nm Cannon Lake chips starting in the year 2019.

If the numbers are going to be looked at the three new Whiskey Lake-U chips there is difference witnessed as the 2.1GHz Core i3-8145U, the 1.6GHz Core i5-8265U, and the 1.8GHz Core i7-8565U—use similar product numbers to the 2.2GHz Core i3-8130U, the 1.6GHz Core i5-8250U, and the 1.8GHz Core i7-8550U Kaby Lake-R chips they replace. Cache sizes remain the same, according to the HP listing and both the Core i5 and Core i7 have four cores, while the i3 has two which was reported by Anandtech.

According to Anandtech HP on Wednesday accidentally published specs of its upcoming Pavilion x360 convertible based on the Whiskey Lake-U SoC and disclosed specs of the chips it plans to use. In the meantime, ASUS and Synnex confirmed the existence of CPUs with such model numbers. As it turns out, HP will offer three Whiskey Lake-U processors with its Pavilion x360 notebooks, HP’s disclosure indicates that all of these SoCs feature Intel’s UHD 620 iGPU with 24 EUs, so at least on the graphics front Whiskey Lake-U will offer similar features as their predecessors. In the meantime, specs published by ASUS indicate that the new CPUs will support DDR4-2667 memory, thus offering an upgrade.

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