2018 MacBooks Could Feature Intel’s 8th-Generation Amber Lake Chips

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In a report of leaked details shared by MacRumors Intel’s 8th generation 14nm++Y-Series Amber Lake chips are expected to be to incorporated in Apple’s updated and refreshed MacBooks releasing later in the year.

The details shared by MacRumors after leaks of new chips surfaced on Dell’s Chilean site and Romanian site NextLab501.

The Chips appropriate for the 12-inch MacBook include the 1.1GHz Core m3-8100Y, the 1.3GHz Core i5-8200Y, and the 1.5GHz Core i7-8500Y.

Core m3-8100Y 
– 1.1 GHz – Base clock
– 2.7 GHz – 2-core Turbo
– 3.4 GHz – 1-core Turbo

Core i5-8200Y 
– 1.3 GHz – Base clock
– 3.2 GHz – 2-core Turbo
– 3.9 GHz – 1-core Turbo

Core i7-8500Y 
– 1.5 GHz – Base clock
– 3.6 GHz – 2-core Turbo
– 4.2 GHz – 1-core Turbo

From the figures of maximum speed, the processor speed from the earlier 7th generation Kaby Lake processor would be far better in the new ones.

The chips would also use Intel’s UHD 620 integrated graphics and the expected launch could be scheduled around the third quarter of 2018.

The new device of Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 machine confirms the Core i5-8200Y and Core i7-8500Y processors for their machine. However, the machine is yet to be announced.

At Computex this year Intel announced about the Amber Lake Chipset but after that, no update has been received in the context.

The details do not have clarity on the MacBook’s 12-inch updates and possibly the chosen month of Apple for new launches September might witness presenting of updated machines in tandem with new iPhones or it might bring the machines later.

Apart from the inside exterior cosmetic changes might be incorporated in the machines which was seen in the recent MacBbook Pro which had third generation butterfly keyboard.

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