Upcoming Intel Whiskey Lake processors to feature top clock speed of 4.5 GHz with 15W TDP

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The tech-savvy amongst have been wanting to know more about the upcoming Intel Whiskey Lake processor, and now thankfully, the specifications are out.

Yes, the upcoming Intel Whiskey Lake generation of processor, which is mainly a mobile one, is going to have some impressive features, not found on the previous generation. The 15 W U-Series processor, have a really amazing maximum clock speed: 4.5 GHz. This is a lot of processing power certainly since 4.5 GHz is some clock speed, which isn’t available even on some desktop CPUs.

The reason why this is an important upgrade is that our lives normally revolve around laptops for productivity purposes, rather than desktops, and laptops usually have the U-series of chips for processing purposes. This means that all those laptops running on Intel U-series chips can now certainly compete with desktop processors, while still offering the portability laptops offer.

If you have a Y series chip, then you most certainly have a tablet, or a power conserving machine like the 12-inch Apple Macbook. For the gamers, they usually have a machine with an H-series processor. Either way, this is great news for those in the middle, who want better battery life, yet still with high-end processing.

As far as the leaked specifications are concerned, an Intel Core i5-8265U CPU and an Intel Core i7-8565U CPU surfaced. Since eight generation of Intel processors, all Core i5 ones are quad-core processors, and so has the Core i7 been since a long time, with added support for hyperthreading for both. The clock speed for the Intel Core i5 starts at 1.6 GHz going up to a whopping 3.9 GHz. The Core i7, on the other hand, has a base clock speed of 2 GHz and goes all the way up to a mind-blowing 4.589 GHz.

The person behind this leak is some Tum Apisak, who took to Twitter to relay us this great news.


There is also another leak by the name of 3DMark, according to WccfTech. In the report, it is speculated that the Intel Core i7 may receive a clock speed boost of an additional 200 Mhz i.e 0.2 GHz. Though it highly depends on temperature regulations as well, since Core i7 laptops to tend to get hot.

Though these aren’t the 10nm chips we have been waiting for but just expected to follow up to Intel’s Kaby Lake-R 14 nm chips.

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