Recently, Intel announced eight new 10th generation Comet Lake processors. They come in 2 in 1 designs in both U and Y Series laptop models. With this processor, the U series got upgraded from four cores to six and the Y series got upgraded from two cores to four.
Earlier this month, Intel began shipping 10nm Ice Lake chips. Also, yesterday Intel announced its first AI-powered processor codenamed, Intel Springhill. There is a controversy here as we can see that Intel Ice Lake chips are made of 10nm technology while the newly announced Comet Lake chips are made of 14nm technology.
Incidentally, there is a confusing mismatch in terms of specifications between the two processors. The Ice Lake processors are way better than the recently released Comet Lake processors in terms of graphics and architecture. The Comet Lake chips are powered by ageing Skylake architecture and Gen 9.5 graphics while the Ice Lake chip is packed with a newer architecture and Gen 11 graphics. The most confusing part is that Intel is also considering both the processors as 10th generation brands.
As we have reported earlier, the confusion regarding Intel’s 10th generation processors does not end here. With this generation of processors, Intel has come up with a new model naming structure. For example, Intel Ice Lake processors are technical of U series and Y series but users won’t find that in the model name.
Intel differentiates the two series with the “G” numbers to the end. The G number dictates the graphics version used by each chipset while the “G” itself refers to the new Iris Plus graphics. On the other hand, Comet Lake processors come with “U” or “Y” tags in its model name.
A well-known tech expert, Ryan Smith mentioned in his Twitter post that the new U series processors will support fast LPDDR4x memory.