Quad-core CPUs Coming to Ultrabooks

There is some good news if you are an Ultrabook user, but want more power. Soon, there will be quad-core Intel processors available! There are a lot of hurdles to jump over in order to bring this extra power to those thin and light machines. They require more power and they generate more heat. Both of these are enemies to thin and light machines, but the upcoming 8th generation Core processors look to solve this problem.

The new models that are showing up are the Core i5-8250U and Core i7-8550U, both of which are listed as having four cores, and would therefore have eight threads. From the benchmarks, it looks like the i5 will be clocked at about 1.8GHz and the i7 will be 2GHz, and it looks like there are PCs planned with these chips from ASUS, Dell, HP, Acer, and Lenovo.

Source: Neowin