Intel Developed New Chip for Ultrathin Laptops
Just a few months ago that Intel unveiled a series of brand new 10th-gen processors that can deliver more powerful graphics performance to super slim laptops. The chipmaker isn’t finished updating its product line and we now have a few extra additions to its 10th-gen chip line.
This time around, the main focus isn’t so much on graphics performance, but on CPU energy and RAM improvements.
The new Comet Lake series of chips will join Ice Lake under Intel’s broad 10th-gen Core chips mantle. The Comet Lake models come in two variations: Comet Lake-U and Comet Lake-Y. The U models are the more powerful ones, shipping in configurations of up to six cores, which is a significant upgrade for processors that have to operate at 15W TDP.
The Y series is additionally getting a bump in clock speed, with models featuring as much as four cores and a TDP of 7W. Unlike Ice Lake, that are built on Intel’s 10nm process, the Comet Lake processors are all 14nm chips.
Assist for faster LPPDR4x RAM means distributors will be able to equip Comet Lake-U notebooks with more than 16GB of RAM. Comet Lake-Y chips, however, shall be restricted to LPDDR3 memory. Nonetheless, Intel fixed probably the most annoying issues about super-slim laptops, allowing OEMs to offer buyers the RAM upgrades they’ve been asking for without reducing battery life.
Also spectacular is the built-in Wi-Fi 6 support, which suggests the wireless experience goes to get an enormous improve, however only as long as your home or office connection can deliver those internet speeds.
Support for Thunderbolt 3, Intel UHD Graphics, and Intel Optane memory can be included. Plus, the processors support Intel Adaptix Technology, which promises quicker wake occasions and assist for several voice assistants. The first products to add the new Comet Lake chips will arrive later this fall, including models that may meet Intel’s Project Athena necessities.
Intel, nonetheless, hasn’t revealed any precise product names that may assist the new Comet Lake chips. To place issues in perspective, nevertheless, it’s value noting that Apple’s 2019 MacBook Professional and Air upgrades still rock 8th-gen Intel Core processors and LPDDR3 RAM, so these are the type of units that could benefit from Intel’s 10th-gen family of processors.
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