Intel just officially announced its new Core i3-8130U variant. Which is based on the 10nm manufacturing process from their Cannonlake-U lineup. This new addition from Intel is aimed towards mobile platform that would be the best option for 2in1 laptops out there.
With the new Core i3-8130U processor, Intel is offering two things. Which includes a total of two cores and four threads. That run at a base clock for 2.2 GHZ, which can go all the way up to 3.4 GHz on boost. The Core i3-8130U also features 4MB of L3 cache. That can support either DDR4 2133 MHz or 2400 MHz RAM. Aside from that the chip also comes with Intel UHD 620 graphics that runs at a frequency of 300 MHz, with 1 GHz boost clock.
With this new addition Intel is only targeting mobile 2in1 laptops. This new chip from Intel is also heading out to OEM, meaning we should expect it to see on various mobile products soon. The Intel Core i3-8130U will also be filling in the gap for the 8th generation processors, designed with thin and light devices in mind.
This rush from Intel to launch a new processor also seems to be because of AMD. Which also just announced their new Raven Ridge APU. That combines both Ryzen processor with Vega graphics. A combination that would also be used in thin and light laptops. That would not only perform better in processing, but gaming as well.
The two new models from AMD are the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G. Both of which come with a total of 4 cores. Though with the Ryzen 5 2400G you get 8 threads compared to 4 on the other. Aside from that the Ryzen 5 2400G also features Vega 11 graphics, while the Ryzen 3 2200G comes equipped with Vega 8 instead.
Which one do you think is offering a better deal among the two, Intel or AMD?