Intel announces 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs: Fixed the worst thing about thin laptops

Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake Processors
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Intel has released quite a few things in the past couple of weeks. The new models from the 10th Gen Core CPU lineup come first in that context. And now, it has announced chips in the new Comet lake family. Though it is based on a different architecture, the targeted segment is the same. The previously announced chips based on Intel’s Ice lake architecture will be the first 10nm process chips to be mass-marketed from the company.

However, these newly announced Comet Lake chips will use quite antiquated 14nm process. Both the CPU’s will be sold as the 10th Gen Intel Core U-series and Y-series models. Furthermore, the chips are aimed at the thin and light notebook segment.

Intel 10th gen comet lake cpu

Both the U-series and Y- series have 4 Comet Lake models. 15W nominal TDP for the U-series and 17W nominal TDP for the Y-series is claimed by the company. However, OEMs have the option to configure them as per requirements. The U-series models can be configured up to 25 W. Whereas the models in the Y-series can be configured between 4.5W-9W considering the thermal environment.

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A detailed comparison between the Ice Lake and the Comet Lake processor is given below.

Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake Vs Ice Lake Processors

Platform Ice Lake Comet Lake
Process 10nm 14nm
Brand Intel Core i3, i5, i7 Intel Core i3, i5, i7
Thermal Design Power 9W, 15W, 28W 7W, 15W
Cores/Threads Up to 4C/8T Up to 6C/12T
LL Cache Size Up to 8MB Up to 12MB
Max Turbo Frequency Up to 4.1GHz Up to 4.9GHz
Graphics Configuration Intel Iris Plus up to 64EU,

UHD graphics

Intel UHD graphics
Graphics Frequency Up to 1.1GHz Up to 1.15GHz
Integrated Wi-Fi Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)
USB Type-C Up to 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports Up to 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports
Memory LP4/x-3733, DDR4-3200 LP4X-2933, LPDDR3-2133, DDR4-2666

Laptops based on this newly announced series should arrive sometime around the late Q3 or early Q4. It is being speculated that those devices could probably launch during the IFA 2019 trade show. These models should reap the benefit of Intel’s Project Athena. This initiative promises better battery life, improved responsiveness, and connectivity. Hopefully, the devices will live up to their billing.