Thursday, 17 October, 2019

Intel Expands 10th Gen Intel Core Mobile Processor Lineup

Intel sticks to 14nm for 10th-gen Comet Lake laptop CPUs Disclaimer this is not a Comet Lake CPU
Cecil Davis | 22 August, 2019, 04:14

Given Comet Lake has been created to target more performance-orientated laptops, one might ask why the Y-Series processors are needed when Intel has Ice Lake. According to Intel, the "Comet Lake" 10th Gen Intel Core processor family will be available later this year with more than 90 additional designs. The new six-core processor should help it retain its title as "the most powerful 13-inch laptop in its class" by boosting its speed while still letting us work through a flight or binge-watch shows from morning to night.

Laptops and 2 in 1s powered by the new 10th Gen Intel Core processors will be available from PC manufacturers for the holiday season.

People can also expect the same great connectivity across the entire 10th Gen Intel Core processor family. For the first time, there will be a 6-core processor model in the U-series.

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The first two numerical digits (after the Core i7/i5/i3 branding) indicates the generation Intel is using, followed by the SKU and product line suffix.

Intel is positioning "Comet Lake" CPUs as well suited for workhorse laptops which can benefit from having more cores and higher clock speeds. The company began the practice with its 9th-Gen chips as it dealt with the fallout of its oft-delayed 10nm process, and has likely chose to continue shipping 14nm processors to assure enough supply of new laptop chips as it continues to ramp up 10nm production. That's based on benchmarks between the six-core Core i7-10710U and the four-core Core i7-8565U, the processor powering the newest XPS 13. For the best integrated graphics performance, see Ice Lake.

As such, we can expect thin gaming and productivity-focused laptops to use Comet Lake CPUs, which also come with good stuff like Wi-Fi 6 support and compatibility with LPDDR4x RAM. Except on Ice Lake, which reserves the last two characters for the level of graphics. In fact, the company claims up to "double-digit performance gains" when compared to its previous generation of processors. OEMs can use Intel's cTDP (configurable TDP) feature to tailor the chips for either higher or lower performance envelopes with the option of a cTDP increase to 25W for U-series parts. Integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) brings enhanced WPA3 security for additional peace of mind and is almost 3 times faster to enable quick file downloads and more responsive performance throughout the home.