Intel announced today a new series of 10th Gen Core processors called “Comet Lake.” These new mobile processors are different than the 10th gen “Ice Lake” chips that Intel announced a couple weeks, as the Ice Lake processors use Intel’s brand new 10nm architecture. These Comet Lake chips still use the old 14nm architecture, but they still offer increased performance compared to previous Skylake-based processors.
“These processors are performance powerhouses that bring double digit performance gains compared with the previous generation,” Intel explained today. “The lineup also includes Intel’s first 6-core processor in the U-series, faster CPU frequencies, faster memory interfaces and the industry redefining connectivity with Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and broader scaling of Thunderbolt 3.”
Compared to its previous generation of mobile processors, Intel highlighted that its new Comet Lake CPUs should offer “up to 16% overall performance gains and over 41% better productivity and multitasking on Microsoft Office 365.” These new Comet Lake processors will be available in Core i3, i5 and i7 variants, and you can find the full technical specs below.
Intel expect these new Comet Lake chips to appear in more than 90 ultraportable PCs before the holiday season. PC manufacturers will also start shipping new laptops using Intel's more modern and high-end "Ice Lake" 10nm chips during the same period.