Intel announces its 'Comet Lake' series of 10th Generation Processors

New 10th Generation mobile processors on 14nm

Intel announces its 'Comet Lake' series of 10th Generation Processors

Intel announces its 'Comet Lake' series of 10th Generation Processors

You're wrong in assuming that Intel's 10th Generation of processors is all about Ice Lake and 10nm. Intel's 10th Generation will feature a mixture of architectures and process nodes, with 'Comet Lake' being the first of the company's 14nm 10th Generation products. 

While Ice Lake brings a lot to the table with its new core architecture, iGPU and AI capabilities; Comet Lake promises to deliver more performance than any mobile 14nm processor series before it, offering up to six cores and 12 threads at a TDP of 15W. 

Intel knows that process tech isn't the be-all and end-all of CPU production. During their press call, an Intel employee stated that the company was using the "best tech for the best performance", rightly saying that consumers do not are about nanometers, they care about performance. That's what Comet Lake is all about. 
With Comet Lake, Intel hopes to give users more performance at 7W and 15W with their Y-Series and U-Series of processors respectively, while also offering WiFi 6 and Thunderbolt 3 to offer customers additional value over their on-package 400 series chipset. 

Intel announces its 'Comet Lake' series of 10th Generation Processors  

I know what you are thinking? Won't Intel's use of 10nm and 14nm in their 10th Generation confuse consumers? Yes, it will, but Intel has given us the slide below to help us differentiate the company's 10nm and 14nm products. 

10nm Ice Lake products will use Intel's new product naming scheme, while 14nm Comet Lake CPUs will continue to use Intel's classic Y/U series names/branding. 

Intel's 10nm Ice Lake processors will offer users a stronger integrated graphics component (Gen 11), Sunny Cove cores and support for specialised AI compute hardware, while Intel's 14nm products will use Comet Lake (Coffee Lake) cores, Gen 9.5 graphics and lack Intel's new AI compute enhancements. 

Intel announces its 'Comet Lake' series of 10th Generation Processors  

Unlike Intel's last-generation U-series processors, Comet Lake will offer users up to six cores and twelve threads. In addition to this, LPDDR4 memory is now supported alongside WiFi 6. Faster DDR4 memory speeds are also supported, enabling higher performance in some workloads. 

With Comet Lake, Intel hopes to push its new H10 hybrid Optane/QLC SSDs as well as Thunderbolt 3, options which are currently rare on competing notebook designs. This is how Intel hopes to stay ahead of its competition. 

Intel announces its 'Comet Lake' series of 10th Generation Processors  

When comparing Comet Lake and Ice Lake, it is clear that Comet Lake supports higher clock speeds, though Ice Lake has the advantage of supporting Thunderbolt 3 on its CPU die, rather than through an additional chip. Ice Lake also only supports up to 4 cores, while Comet Lake supports up to six cores at the same TDP. 

Ice Lake will offer more performance per clock thanks to Intel's architectural enhancements, but this will be outweighed by Comet Lake's higher clock speeds in many cases. Regardless, Ice Lake will feature the strongest graphics component and feature support for higher speed memory out of the box. 

Intel announces its 'Comet Lake' series of 10th Generation Processors  

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21-08-2019, 11:09:53

One of the most backward launches I've ever seenQuote

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28W TDP for an i7? That cant be right...Quote

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Would this be 14+++++++++ LOLQuote

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