A few minutes ago Intel has given free way to present its new tenth-generation processors for mobile equipment and will come under the name Comet Lake Series U and Y. Up to eight processors will arrive shortly to the market, where the main developments focus on the number of nuclei and the frequency that they can reach since most of the remaining characteristics is equivalent to the previous series.
Intel Ice Lake and Comet Lake will share the market
Today’s announcement may make more than one user rub their eyes, but the reality is that Intel intends to mark ground in the portable and enhanced mobility sector with two distinct market segments.
This differentiation is not only marked by the nomenclatures but the inclusion of its new architecture for its iGPU or not.
That is, Intel intends to segregate the market once again based on the needs of users, offering two very clear bets.
- On the one hand, we will have Ice Lake, with its renewed lithographic process – finally in the wholesale market – that includes its new Iris Plus graphics cards with Xe architecture, and therefore is geared more towards gaming.
- Comet Lake, on the other hand, represents Intel’s continuous step in the high-performance mobile market, since this architecture is maintained at 14 nm with the same UHD 630 cards from Whiskey Lake, and therefore the improvements will be minimal in this architecture.
For this reason and not in vain, Intel has emphasized to show how we can differentiate both architectures and approaches through the “processor numbers” . The main difference is that Ice Lake includes the “GX” nomenclature, which indicates the level of performance of the iGPU, and also gets a digit less in its SKU, as the slide shows.
Intel Comet Lake processors U and Y series are completely renewed
It was to be expected – seeing the movement of the Blue giant – that they bet on renewing the mobile ranges to gain market share to AMD and its APU Picasso since those of Lisa Su has entered that market strongly.
The impact of Intel has been really wide since the total number of processors presented this August rises between Ice Lake and Comet Lake to 19 new CPUswithin the U and Y ranges.
Versions Ice Lake and we spoke earlier this month in the presentation, so it is best to know that Intel brings to its architecture Comet Lake. In the first place, it presents four new CPUs within the U series, these being: i7-10710U, i7-10510U, i5-10210U, and i3-10110U, which encompass from the 6 cores and 12 threads, up to a frequency of 4, 9 GHz in Turbo.
The Y series adds four other CPUs to the market, namely: i7-10510Y, i5-10310Y, i5-10201Y, i3-10110Y, all but the last one with four cores and eight wires at a maximum frequency of 4.5 GHz in The biggest of them.
Support for Wi-Fi 6, Adaptix and higher RAM speed
The main differences – characteristics of the CPUs apart – between Comet Lake and Whiskey Lake come in three specific points: the inclusion and support for Wi-Fi 6, Adaptix Dynamic Tuning Technology and a higher speed in the IMC for the RAM memories that varies Depending on the type chosen.
Thus, there is not much to comment on in relation to Wi-Fi 6 beyond that Intel claims that it is 3 times faster than the AC 2X2 standard and reduces latency up to 75 %, so the performance should be exponential against to current technologies.
Adaptix is a leap in terms of the pure performance of each CPU, as it maximizes each instruction and cycle of the CPU as the TDP rises, highlighting what Intel now understands as CTDP or Configurable TDP.
What is achieved with this new technology is to keep the frequency in Turbo longer, where we will now have several different TDP jumps: CTDP Down, Nominal TDP and CTDP Up.
All through pre-trained algorithms based on artificial intelligence to predict workloads and allow the turbo frequency to rise more sustainably.
Finally, the speed of the IMC has been improved, since now with Comet Lake manufacturers can choose between LP4 / x-2933 MHz, LPDDR3-2133 MHz or DDR4 2666 MHz, the official average being 2666 MT / s.