Intel hails the arrival of the Core i3-8130U with Turbo Boost

A couple of weeks ago we reported on a rumor that Intel's Turbo Boost technology could make its first-ever appearance in a Core i3 CPU in the Cannon Lake family. As it turns out, we were half right. Turbo Boost is coming to Core i3s, but much sooner than we thought. Intel just announced the Core i3-8130U, the newest arrival in the Kaby Lake-R mobile chip family.

You can see Intel's chart above listing the most pertinent specifications of the new CPU. Like the rest of the chips in its series, the Core i3-8130U is a 15-W processor intended for thin-and-light mobile systems. Unlike its higher-end kin, it's only packing two CPU cores. It retains Hyper-Threading, though, and it will take both of its Kaby Lake cores to 3.4 GHz as long as power and thermal limits permit.

The graphics part in the new CPU is the same Intel UHD Graphics 620 that's inside other chips in the KBL-R family. The Core i3-8130U does run its Gen9.5 graphics at just 1 GHz on the top-end—a small drop from 1.1 GHz on its Core i5 relatives and 1.15 GHz on the Core i7 parts. As with the other eighth-generation chips, the new Core i3 takes DDR4 memory at 2400 MT/s or LPDDR3 at 2133 MT/s.

Intel didn't say when the chip would be available, but you won't be buying one of these in a box off Newegg anyway. Instead, the company says that we'll see new systems stuffed with the Core i3-8130U "soon."

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    • johnsmith26
    • 1 year ago
    • wownwow
    • 2 years ago

    Meltdown inside! Does the current Windows update has the Meltdown and Spectre 1 patches for the new chips?

    Is the Windows update with the Spectre 2 patch available for the new chips?

    • albundy
    • 2 years ago

    looks like the only way outta here is up! [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcDztfFXPww[/url<]

    • Chrispy_
    • 2 years ago

    AMD have made an i3 out of the old i7.

    I just wish AMD and Intel would put the C/T count in the model number these days. It’s getting especially silly with Xeons 🙁

    • tay
    • 2 years ago

    KBL-R is filling out and still no MacBook pro. Grrr get with the program crApple!!

      • DancinJack
      • 2 years ago

      KL-G, duh. Plus, the only place they’d be using the i3 is in an Air.

        • tipoo
        • 2 years ago

        Not even that. Closest is Core M in the Macbook _____, Air starts with an old i5. Apple hasn’t used an i3 in many years.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 2 years ago

          And they’re not going to update the MacBook Air any time soon. It has Broadwell now and it’s going to stay that way, based on how Timmeh talked about it when the TouchBar models were released.

            • DancinJack
            • 2 years ago

            I wouldn’t be surprised if the Air goes away this coming refresh. 12″ Macbook is prrrrrrrrretty dang close. Not that I like that strategy, but that looks to be the way it’s going.

            rMBP ftw anyway

            • derFunkenstein
            • 2 years ago

            agreed on all points.

            • tipoo
            • 2 years ago

            Rumour mill says there’s a new 13″ coming. The only way this makes sense to me and doesn’t seem too crowded is the 12″ Macbook moves down to the Airs 999 start point, Air goes away, and the 13″ base nontouchbar Pro becomes the Macbook 13.

            • DancinJack
            • 2 years ago

            That’s SUPER convoluted. I don’t see that happening. I have been wrong before though.

            • tipoo
            • 2 years ago

            I probably just typed it in a convoluted way lol. The 12″ Macbook takes the Air slot, Air goes away. The new cheaper 13″ goes between the 12.9 and the Pro Touchbar. That’s all.

            If they don’t do that is when it gets really convoluted, 12″ Macbook, 13″ cheaper Macbook, 13″ nontouchbar Pro, 13″ touchbar, 13″ Air. What I’m suggesting just cleans up the line a lot.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 2 years ago

            That would be willfully taking lower margins, and I just don’t think Apple will do that. Instead, I see the Air disappearing and…well, nothing.

        • JustAnEngineer
        • 2 years ago

        A tasty Kaby Lake G processor would make a MacBook Pro with impressive performance. Kaby Lake G is rated at 65 watts for the Core i7-8706G or 100 watts for the Core i7-8809G. Compared to existing systems with discrete GPUs, it seems reasonable. The mid-2017 MacBook Pro model has a Core i7-7920HQ CPU (35 or 45 watts) with a Radeon Pro 560 GPU (around 35 watts) and 4 GiB of GDDR5 VRAM (around 15 watts?).

        [url<]https://ark.intel.com/compare/97462,130406,130409[/url<]

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      Oh I think it’s CONFIRMED that Apple will be [b<]Ryzening[/b<] to the occasion with new MacBooks soon.

        • tay
        • 2 years ago

        STOP IT !!!!

    • derFunkenstein
    • 2 years ago

    Just a year ago a 2.2GHz base and 3.4GHz turbo on a 2C4T CPU with 4MB of L3 cache woudl have qualified it as a Core i7. Now it’s an i3. Progress at last!

      • Waco
      • 2 years ago

      Thanks AMD!

        • chuckula
        • 2 years ago

        JUST WAIT UNTIL AMD FIXES INTEL’S SECURITY BUGS IN ICE LAKE!

        • Kougar
        • 2 years ago

        I was just thinking that when I saw the title. You beat me to it.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 2 years ago

          I didn’t want to jump on a tired meme just for the updoots, but apparently TR still thinks this meme is totally fresh. 😆

            • Kougar
            • 2 years ago

            Meme or not, it’s still entirely true.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 2 years ago

            Touché

            • Klimax
            • 2 years ago

            I don’t think it is considering AMD’s showing in U-space.

            • NTMBK
            • 2 years ago

            Really? AMD turned up to the 15W market with a quad-core solution, and Intel had to up their game.

      • LauRoman
      • 2 years ago

      Came to say, basically that…

      • BobbinThreadbare
      • 2 years ago

      I thought this seemed lower than I remembered and on desktop, the slowest skylake i7 had a 2.8ghz base clock.

      Then I remembered Intel basically runs a scam with naming on mobile

        • derFunkenstein
        • 2 years ago

        well, in this case there’s a 15W thermal limit. It makes sense that they’d run slower in those conditions. But yes, most mobile Intel CPUs don’t match their desktop counterparts in core counts.

          • BobbinThreadbare
          • 2 years ago

          Well the honest thing to do would be to not call their 15w parts i7s

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