Intel released their 8th Generation of Central Processing Units (CPU) in late 2017. They brought numerous improvements in performance as well as energy consumption compared to the 7th generation.

The Intel 8th Gen chips range from mobile to desktop and from i3 all the way up till i9.

Intel 8th Generation processors are much faster than the previous generation of Intel processors. This is thanks to the increase in the number of cores from a maximum of 4 to a number double of that.

Another major factor, is that Intel also increased the maximum clock speed and optimized video performance.

Intel 8th Gen vs 5 year old Models

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Intel 8th Gen also brings major improvements to its performance mobile processors lineup. The base clock speed and the introduction of the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 are among them.

Intel 8th Gen Performance

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The most likely processors to be purchased by consumers mostly belong to the i3,i5 & i7 categories. The comparison chart between the three main categories of the i5 8th generation can be seen below.

Intel 8th Gen Comparison

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The leaked CPU belongs to the Amber Lake family which is the latest in the list of 8th gen Intel chips. The Amber lake series will have 5 products in its lineup including the leaked i5-8310Y.

Amber lake Y

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The 8th Gen Intel Core Y-Series Processors bring a plethora of new features to the table. The Y-Series improve connectivity, performance and security.

Intel 8th Gen New Features

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A new 8th gen i5 CPU has been identified in an official Intel document. The document attached lists several models of the Intel 8th generation lineup, however, a new model can be seen in the list.The leaked chip is the Intel i5-8310Y, with the product code, HE8067702739888.

Intel leaked list

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The leaked was caused because of Intel notifying regarding the change in laser marking equipment for its chips.


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Shoutout to eavelardev for his keen eye and for also providing the info via Twitter. The Twitter post regarding the leaked CPU is attached below.

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Adrian Jonathan Louis
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I've always been deeply passionate about tech & hail from an IT background. My specialties include mobile computing especially Android and the Windows operating system. I have a yearning for trying out various operating systems and love multi booting my devices.