While a lot of the spotlight has been on AMD as of late, and for good reason, we have also been eagerly waiting to see what Intel are up to. Today, they added eight more 10th gen mobile processors intended for laptop computing.
These processors, perhaps better known under the name Comet Lake, are targeted towards laptops, notebooks and 2-in-1s, so they have the goal of productivity and performance while maintaining battery life as much as possible.
Chris Walker, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of Mobility Client Platforms in the Client Computing Group, had this to say “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. From multitasking to everyday content creation, the newest additions to the family scale performance for even higher levels of productivity — in addition to offering best-in-class platform connectivity via Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt 3 that people expect with 10th Gen.”
Comet Lake is still based on the familar 14nm process node, but has a bunch of improvements and optimisations which Intel says brings 16% in overall performance gains and over 41% better productivity and multitasking on Microsoft Office 365 compared with the previous gen.
Intel’s 10th gen Comet Lake, from i3 all the way up to i7, features –
- Up to 6 cores and 12 threads
- Up to 4.9 GHz max turbo frequency
- Up to 12 MB Intel Smart Cache
- Configurable up to 25 W for maximum performance (U-series)
- Configurable down to 4.5 W for 4-core fanless designs (Y-series)
- Up to 1.15 GHz graphics frequency
- LPDDR4x, LPDDR3, DDR4 memory speed increase to 2666 MT/s
- Intel Dynamic Tuning, enabling between 8-12% increase in performance