Intel has introduced new Comet Lake processors to add to its 10th gen lineup. The announcement merely focuses on its Comet Lake CPUs, that results in even more Y- and U-series CPUs to decipher. It has a much more efficient design that will lead to power saving and better performance. But this batch of 10th gen chips codenamed Comet Lake won’t be taking any advantages of this technology.
Instead, all eight of these new 10th gen Comet Lake processors use Intel’s 14nm process, not Ice Lake’s 10nm process, chips meant for heavier workloads in thin and light machines. Apparently, new Intel Core i7-10710U is its first hexacore U-series processor, and it features 12 threads and a higher max clock speed than some of Intel’s Ice Lake processors. The 14nm chips won’t have the excellent battery life as featured in Ice Lake chips. None of them feature Intel’s Gen11 impressive integrated graphics, which it claims can handle some relatively smooth gaming at 1080p resolution.
Comet Lake is using an earlier version of its integrated graphics, as denoted by the lack of a “G” followed by a number in their model names. These 10th Gen CPUs won’t be of any use unless, you buy a laptop that has dedicated graphics from AMD or Nvidia, or depending on the games you prefer to play. The processor will feature a base clock of 1.1GHz, a single-core Turbo speed of 4.7GHz and all-core Turbo at 3.9GHz.
Stepping down to the next model, the i7-10510U, you’ll get higher speeds 1.1GHz base, 4.9GHz single-core Turbo, 4.3GHz all-core Turbo but only four cores and eight threads. The company claims that i7-10710U is 16 percent faster than last year’s i7-8565U overall, and 41 percent faster when it comes to productivity and multitasking in Office 365.
Since all these 10th gen chips are based on 14nm production process, they won’t get the speedy Iris Plus graphics found on the first batch of 10nm 10th-gen processors. The U series chips are meant for mainstream ultraportables like Dell’s XPS 13, whereas the Y-series are targeted at even slimmer machines and 2-in-1s. All of the new 10th-gen U and Y series chips will also offer faster memory interfaces than the previous 8th-gen chips, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and Thunderbolt 3 support built-in.
These are not life-changing updates but they will offer some nice speed boosts all around. It is going to be a good experience of Intel’s 10nm architecture, the company’s mobile general manager, Ran Senderovitz, said during a media briefing that that technology is still in transition. Also, when it comes to building a good portfolio, intel is focused to deliver the best technology for users. You can expect to see machines powered by all of Intel’s 10th-gen Core CPUs, including MSI’s Prestige lineup, before the holidays.