Intel powers up its 10th-gen Comet Lake processors with six cores
Intel has rolled out its second round of 10th-generation mobile processors, with this family code-named Comet Lake. At the top-level Core i7, Intel is bringing six cores to U-series laptops for the first time.
Intel announced its second round of 10th-generation mobile processors, this group being code-named Comet Lake. Unlike Ice Lake, the company’s first 10nm processors, these new Comet Lake chips have a more traditional architecture, still based on the 14nm process Intel has been refining for many years.
While these are still U-series and Y-series chips, Intel has a trick up its sleeve: Six-cores chips in 15-watt laptops. Here’s the rundown of what Intel has announced.
U-series Comet Lake chips
The U-series cards are Intel’s most common mobile processors, popping up in everything from the 13-inch MacBook Pro to the Dell XPS 13. They are scaled-down, low-power processors with a limited, 15-watt TDP (or can be configured up to 25 watts by manufacturers).
Unlike with Ice Lake which focuses on graphics capability, Comet Lake processors use a more traditional nomenclature. The U or Y designation is tagged on the end, clearly splitting the two series apart from one another.