Intel reveals new 8th-generation Core i3-8130U processor for laptops
Intel has announced a new mobile CPU, finally plugging the gap in the 8th-generation Core i3 mobile line-up with the Core i3-8130U.
This is a dual-core processor with simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) and a base clock of 2.2GHz. On the other hand, all the Kaby Lake-R parts have four cores for better multi-threading performance.
Nevertheless, the Core i3 sits at the bottom of Intel’s Core product family, so it’s not entirely surprising that it would just be a dual-core part. The good news is that it's not actually a rebranded Core i3-7130U, even if it's not that much of a leap forward either.
Compared to the latter, the base clock is decreased from 2.7GHz, but the addition of Turbo Boost 2.0 bumps up the maximum frequency significantly to 3.4GHz.
Here’s an overview of its specifications:
|Cores/Threads||Base/Turbo Boost 2.0 Clock||Graphics||Graphics Base/Max. Frequency||L3 cache||TDP|
|Intel Core i3-8130U||2/4||2.2GHz/3.4GHz||Intel UHD Graphics 620||300MHz/1,000MHz||4MB||15W|
Intel says we can expect to see new laptops and 2-in-1 systems with the Core i3 chip soon.