Following the recent release of the Ice Lake architecture series, Intel has introduced yet another family of chipsets. They are Intel mobile processors, which are based on a 14-nanometer process technology. The manufacturer has named its next 10th generation series Comet Lake. Their main application should be budget thin laptops and other similar mobile devices.
New items, unlike the previous Ice Lake line, are considered to be weaker chips, so they will be included in less powerful devices. In total, Comet Lake features eight processors. They are equally divided into the Lake-U and Lake-Y series. Both series support Thunderbolt 3 and Wi-Fi 6 communication.
The new Lake-U series, unlike the previous U series, boasts individual innovations. So, it included a six-core processor for the first time. It is represented by the Core i7-10710U model. Additionally, all 2019 series chipsets have native support for LPDDR4x RAM.
Other representatives of the new line - i5-10210U and i7-10510U have an equal number of cores and threads (4 and 8, respectively). Their main differences lie in the characteristics of the RAM and overclocking. For the i5-10210U, the maximum frequency is capped at 3.9 GHz with 6 MB of memory. For the i7-10510U, these values are 4.3 GHz and 8 MB, respectively.
The above Core i7-10710U, in addition to six cores, has 12 threads. It has 12 MB of RAM and the ability to overclock up to 3.9 GHz. Closes the series with the i3-10110U dual-core processor with 4MB memory, 3.7GHz maximum frequency and four threads.
There are also four new additions to the Lake-Y series. Its youngest representative, the dual-core Core i3-10110Y, has 4 MB of memory and a maximum frequency of up to 3.7 GHz. All other Intel mobile Y-series processors have an equal number of cores and threads (4 and 8, respectively). The i5-10210Y and i5-10310Y models have 6 MB of cache and a maximum overclocking of 2.7 and 2.8 GHz, respectively. Another Core i7-10510Y chipset has 8 MB of cache and frequencies up to 3.2 GHz.
Ice Lake's Long History
Most recently, the manufacturer officially released Intel processors, the main of which was the Ice Lake architecture. For the first time in Intel's history, mass-produced chipsets feature 10nm technology. Eleven models form the Ice Lake-U and Lake-Y families. These processors are mainly intended for high-performance laptops.
The creation of 10-nanometer chips has become a long-term project for the company, which lasted for several years. Intel originally set out to make the first commercial 10nm chips back in 2015. Since then, the release of the family has been postponed several times until this year. As a result, Intel processors received interesting characteristics. In addition to the classic economy and high performance, the processors have new generation graphics. In addition, the chips are improved for complex tasks, support Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 3 technologies and other advanced communications.
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