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TechnologyIntel's 10th-gen CPUs for powerful ultraportables will reach six cores

16:40  21 august  2019
16:40  21 august  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Dell's XPS 13 now comes with the latest Intel 10th-gen processors

Dell's XPS 13 now comes with the latest Intel 10th-gen processors Intel has unveiled its 10th-gen Core processors for ultraportable laptops, so naturally, there are some new laptop announcements, too. Probably the best known ultraportable is Dell's XPS 13, and that model can now be purchased with Intel's 10th-generation, six-core U-series Core i7 CPUs, Dell announced. While these aren't the 10-nanometer chips you might have been waiting for, Intel has promised overall speed gains in the realm of 16 percent compared to 9th-gen CPUs. The new XPS 13 also packs the Killer AX1650 2x2 Intel WiFi 6 chipset, boosting WiFi speeds by up to three times.

The heart of the 10 th - gen CPUs is Intel ' s Sunny Cove architecture, which features a quad- core , eight-thread design and speeds up to 4.1GHz. There's also Thunderbolt 3 support, as expected. While it's a bit tough to get excited about ultraportable laptop CPUs these days, Intel ' s 10 th - gen chips seem

Intel gave us the broad strokes of its 10 th - generation "Ice Lake" notebook CPUs at Computex a few months ago, but now the company is finally ready to give us mo ‘Ice Lake’ is going to make ultraportables a lot more useful.

The big selling point with Intel's first 10th-gen Core processors is the company's new 10nm architecture, the result of a long journey towards shrinking down its production process. It's a much more efficient design, which will lead to both power savings and better performance. But the next batch of 10th-gen chips, codenamed "Comet Lake," won't be taking advantage of that new technology. Instead, they're more powerful 14nm chips meant for heavier workloads in thin and light machines.

Intel's 10th-gen CPUs for powerful ultraportables will reach six cores

This time around, Intel has finally brought a six-core/12-thread chip into the U-series family, the Core i7-10710U. That 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.

Intel adds 6-core CPU for ultraportables with more oomph

Intel adds 6-core CPU for ultraportables with more oomph The Core i7-10710U is the one bright spot in an otherwise uninspiring line of Comet Lake 10th-gen mobile processors.

The many advantages of 10 th Gen Intel ® Core ™ mobile processors are almost here — built-in AI, integrated Thunderbolt™ 3 technology and Intel ® Ultra -Vivid, Next Generation Graphics. A new graphics architecture supports incredibly rich and vivid entertainment experiences like 4K HDR and

Intel has been creeping closer to a crossroads ever since it first adopted the Core series naming schema with Nehalem. It’ s a bit of a mouthful but various leaks across the web over the past week indicate Intel will be sticking to its guns and employing 10 th Gen branding for its upcoming processors.

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Intel says the i7-10710U is 16 percent faster than last year's i7-8565U overall (the 9th-gen CPUs were focused on gaming laptops), and 41 percent faster when it comes to productivity and multitasking in Office 365. That's a significant leap, but I wouldn't rush to upgrade a year-old laptop. Even though these are all 10th-gen chips, since they're based on the 14nm production process, they won't get the speedy Iris Plus graphics found on the first batch of 10nm 10th-gen processors.

As usual, the U-series chips are meant for mainstream ultraportables like Dell's XPS 13, while the Y-series are targeted at even slimmer machines and 2-in-1s. Those Y-series chips are also getting beefier this year, as every model except the i3 will offer four cores, eight threads and boost speeds beyond 4GHz. I've always found Y-series chips a bit too sluggish to use in a primary machine, but that might actually change this year.

Intel introduces eight new 10th Gen Comet Lake processors

Intel introduces eight new 10th Gen Comet Lake processors Just when you thought the 10th Gen lineup couldn’t get more confusing

Intel ' s next- generation desktop CPUs , the 14nm Comet Lake-S chips, may require a new motherboard to support their new socket. Forward compatibility on motherboards that support Intel CPUs could end with its latest ninth- generation chips, as a listing in an Intel chipset driver suggests that a new

Despite having more power under the hood, Intel says the new CPUs won't be a step backward when it comes to battery life. With quad- core performance, we might finally be able to see ultraportable notebooks that can go toe-to-toe with last year' s beefier machines.

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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 aren't life-changing upgrades, but they'll still offer some nice speed boosts all around.

While it would have been nice to see these processors on Intel's 10nm architecture, the company's mobile general manager, Ran Senderovitz, said during a media briefing that that technology is still in transition. When it comes to building out its portfolio, Intel is more focused on delivering the best technology for user needs. "Customers aren't caring about the nanometers of the performance, they're caring about the performance," he said.

You can expect to see machines powered by all of Intel's 10th-gen Core CPUs, including MSI's Prestige lineup, before the holidays.

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