Intel last week introduced their new 10th Gen Comet Lake processors. Well, and like you would expect it, it mixes up things even further. Intel’s naming system for its chips has been a puzzle that the company does not seem to solve any time soon.
All the new chips use Intel’s 14nm manufacturing technology, instead of the 10nm process used in Intel’s Ice lakes chips launched earlier this year. This means the new chips will not be as good as the ones made out of the latter.
Intel’s 10th gen Comet Lake processors come in two variants: Comet Lake-U and Comet Lake-Y. Comet Lake-U series is the most powerful of the duo with configurations up to 6 cores and supports LPDDR4X RAM.
Comet lake processors are expected to power machines as early as next month. Because Ice Lake processors offer more battery optimization and speed, they will be used in more expensive laptops.
If we get into the nitty-gritty details about the naming, it will even get more confusing. However, Intel provided a short infographic to help crack the code.
The new chips will have support fast LPDDR4x memory chips in laptops, the best for multitasking. Also, Intel has integrated the new 10th gen chips with “best-in-class platform connectivity via Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt 3.”
“Our 10th Gen Intel Core mobile processors provide customers with the industry-leading range of products that deliver the best balance of performance, features, power, and design for their specific needs… the newest additions to the family scale performance for even higher levels of productivity,” said Chris Walker, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of Mobility Client Platforms in the Client Computing Group
Core Features of the new 10th Gen Intel Core processors
- Up to 6 cores and 12 threads
- Up to 4.9 GHz max turbo frequency
- Up to 12MB Intel Smart Cache
- Configurable up to 25W for maximum performance (U-series)
- Configurable down to 4.5W for 4-core fanless designs (Y-series)
- Up to 1.15 GHz graphics frequency
- LPDDR4x, LPDDR3, DDR4 memory speed increase to 2666 MT/s
The new chips as intel states will be available before the holiday season. Intel’s 10th gen chips will power Ultrabooks and 2-in-1 laptops.