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Rumor | List of Intel Comet Lake-G and U-series SKUs leak with supposedly low base clocks but higher turbo boosts

Intel Comet Lake-U and Comet Lake-G series processors are expected to be available by Q4 this year. (Source: Hot Hardware)
Intel Comet Lake-U and Comet Lake-G series processors are expected to be available by Q4 this year. (Source: Hot Hardware)
A list of purported Comet Lake CPUs has surfaced online and in addition to the U-series, we are getting to see a new G-series as well. The target segment of Comet Lake G is still unclear, but Intel is introducing a 6C/12T part in the U-series that is expected to succeed the current Whiskey Lake-U generation. The base clocks seem to be low but there is good turbo boost potential with Intel even indicating the attainable boosts based on core counts.

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 4/81.33.9/3.8/3.5 15
Intel Core i5-1035G74/81.23.7/3.6/3.315
Intel Core i5-1035G44/81.13.7/3.6/3.3 15
Intel Core i5-1035G14/81.03.6/3.6/3.3 15
Intel Core i5-1034G1 4/80.83.6/3.6/3.3 15
Intel Core i3-1005G1 2/41.23.4/3.415


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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 i7-10710U6/121.14.6/4.6/4.1/3.8 15
Intel Core i7-10510U4/81.84.9/4.8/4.3 15
Intel Core i5-10210U
4/81.64.2/4.1/3.9 15
Intel Core i3-10110U2/42.14.1/3.715

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.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-04-27 (Update: 2019-08- 5)
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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.