Intel debuts Comet Lake processors for laptops & tablets
Intel has just detailed a large number of new CPUs in its 10th generation of Intel Core hardware. These include the Intel Comet Lake U and Y series processors for laptops and 2-in-1 tablets.
In addition to major upgrades, such as improved performance, the hardware also comes with support for many additional features, such as modern networking capabilities and improved graphics.
Intel’s new U-Series chips,
In the announcement, the powerful new U-Series mobile processors from the Comet Lake family are at the center of the announcement. These are still based on a 14-nanometer (nm) process, unlike Ice Lake, the other family of 10-generation Intel mobile processors, but Intel is configuring them to deliver increased performance while maintaining budgets of energy respecting the batteries.
The new chips have a thermal design power (TDP) threshold of 7 watts (W) and 15W, although device manufacturers can use configured CPUs up to 25W.
The new 10th generation Intel Core mobile processors will offer up to six cores and 12 threads, up to 12 MB of low latency cache and up to 4.9 GHz boost frequencies. The chips will also support up to four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, DDR4-2666 memory, and the latest Wi-Fi 6 connectivity for speeds greater than Gigabit.
Intel announces a 16% increase in overall performance compared to third-generation U series processors, and more than double that of a five-year-old hardware.
The new U-Series Comet Lake CPUs in full:
- Intel Core i7-10710U – 6-cores, 12-threads ,12MB Cache , 1.1GHz base , 4.7GHz boost
- Intel Core i7-10510U – 4-cores, 8-threads ,8MB Cache , 1.8GHz base ,4.9GHz boost
- Intel Core i5-10210U – 4-cores, 8-threads , 6MB Cache . 1.6GHz base ,4.2GHz boost
- Intel Core i3-10110U – 2-cores, 4-threads ,4MB Cache , 2.1GHz base ,4.1GHz boost
Intel’s new Y-Series chips
Comet Lake Y-series processors are also updated for particularly thin notebooks (and for many Windows 2-in-1 tablets) that are less performance-based and more efficient and portable through cooling solutions without fan. The most notable upgrade here is the introduction of quad-core processing into Intel’s fanless processor design.
From the i5 components, these Y Series processors are composed of four cores and eight threads, but their TDPs are much lower, up to 4.5W. This makes it possible to design laptops and 2-in-1 tablets without a fan to cool the interior.
These processors all have low start clocks, but can reach more than 4 GHz on a single core to provide increased performance as needed. This may be interesting, but these chips still do not compare to Intel’s U Series components in terms of improved performance.
the new Y-Series Comet Lake CPUs in full:
- Intel Core i7-10510Y – 4-cores, 8-threads , 8MB Cache , 1.2GHz base , 4.5GHz boost
- Intel Core i5-10310Y – 4-cores, 8-threads , 6MB Cache , 1.1GHz base , 4.1GHz boost
- Intel Core i5-10210Y – 4-cores, 8-threads , 6MB Cache , 1.0GHz base , 4.0GHz boost
- Intel Core i3-10110Y – 2-cores, 4-threads , 4MB Cache , 1.0GHz base , 4.0GHz boost