Rumor | List of Intel Comet Lake-G and U-series SKUs leak with supposedly low base clocks but higher turbo boosts
A purported list of upcoming Intel Comet Lake SKUs has surfaced online. While we've heard about the desktop Comet Lake-S before, we now get to know about the U-series and a mysterious G-series as well. Before we try to make sense of them all, let's have a quick look at the various SKUs that are expected to power the next generation of ultrabooks and compact PCs.
Intel Comet Lake G-series
The Comet Lake G-series is quite a mystery and this is the first time we are hearing about it. From the looks of it, it doesn't seem to resemble the Kaby Lake-G series in any way. The core counts are modest and so are the base clocks, which implies that this series is being targeted at compact PCs similar to the current Pentium Goldmont chips. An interesting development is that multiple turbo frequencies are being specified depending on the core count. So, the first number is the maximum turbo frequency attainable by a single core, the next number indicates for a specific set of cores, and the final number likely denotes the all-core turbo boost.
The Comet Lake G-series CPUs are expected to be compatible with DDR4-3200 and LPDDR4-3733 memory. Also supposedly on the anvil is support for AVX-512, which has mostly been the domain of HEDT and workstation CPUs such as the Xeons and Skylake-X and recently, the 10 nm parts such as Cannon Lake (Core i3-8121U) and the upcoming Ice Lake.
|SKU ||Cores/Threads ||Base Clock (GHz) ||Boost Clock (GHz) ||TDP (W) |
|Intel Core i7-1065G7||4/8||1.3||3.9/3.8/3.5||15|
|Intel Core i5-1035G7||4/8||1.2||3.7/3.6/3.3||15 |
|Intel Core i5-1035G4||4/8||1.1||3.7/3.6/3.3||15 |
|Intel Core i5-1035G1||4/8||1.0||3.6/3.6/3.3||15 |
|Intel Core i5-1034G1||4/8||0.8||3.6/3.6/3.3||15 |
|Intel Core i3-1005G1||2/4||1.2||3.4/3.4||15 |
Intel Comet Lake-U Series
The Comet Lake U-series is expected to succeed the current Whiskey Lake-U generation, taking the core counts up to six. Similar to the G-series, the base clocks are set very low even in the 6C/12T Core i7-10710U SKU. However, it can reach up to 4.6 GHz for the single core boost. The Core i7-10510U is a 4C/8T part with a base clock of 1.8 GHz but can attain even higher single-core boosts up to 4.9 GHz. The Comet Lake-U series will support DDR4-2667 or LPDDR3-2133 memory. Similar to the Whiskey Lake-U processors, AVX2 instruction sets are also supported in this generation.
|SKU||Cores/Threads ||Base Clock (GHz) ||Boost Clock (GHz) ||TDP (W) |
|Intel Core i7-10710U||6/12||1.1||4.6/4.6/4.1/3.8||15|
|Intel Core i7-10510U||4/8||1.8||4.9/4.8/4.3||15 |
|Intel Core i5-10210U ||4/8||1.6||4.2/4.1/3.9||15 |
|Intel Core i3-10110U||2/4||2.1||4.1/3.7||15 |
The above information is still speculative so we'd advise taking it with a pinch of the proverbial salt. That being said, it is interesting to see the possible direction Intel will be taking with its next generation processors. With 10 nm Intel chips still a couple of years away, Comet Lake will continue to be fabbed on Intel's 14 nm process. The Comet Lake CPUs are expected to be announced in Q4 this year followed by availability for consumers in Q1 2020 and for businesses in Q2 2020. Alongside the G and U-series, we can also expect to see Intel announce the Comet Lake-S series with up to 10 cores and 20 threads for the mainstream desktop market.