New Intel Ice Lake-U / Cannon Lake-Y / Coffee Lake-U CPUs and specs get leaked on 3DMark
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Intel’s 14 nm 8th generation CPUs launched in Q4 2017 left a good initial impression, at least as far as mobile models are concerned. This year, Intel is preparing to transition all CPUs to the 10 nm manufacturing process, and again, the mobile chips seem to be getting the head start. Leaked roadmaps revealed that some of the upcoming 10 nm mobile chips are code-named Ice Lake-U, Cannon Lake-Y and it was thought that there may be some 10 nm Coffee Lake-U chips, as well, but details on the actual specs were very scarce. Meanwhile, thanks to YouTuber Tum Apisak, specs for three 10 nm mobile chips were uncovered on the online 3DMark database a few days ago.
The leaked Ice Lake-U CPU features four cores and eight threads and is clocked at 2.4 GHz by default. The boost clock and the TDP are unknown, but, since this is an ULV processor, it is reasonable to assume it would only consume around 15 W. It also integrates a gen 11 LP GPU that could be featuring 48 execution units clocked at 600 MHz, and it supports DDR4 RAM.
As far as the Cannon Lake-Y specs are concerned, it seems like this chip is going to have incredibly reduced power requirements. This is facilitated by the 10 nm process and by the dual-core/quad-thread configuration that runs at a 1.1 GHz default clock. It only features gen 10 iGPUs, however, it will support LPDDR4 RAM.
Also leaked on the 3DMark online database were specs for a 14 nm Coffee Lake-U Core i7-8559U CPU with 4 cores and eight threads. The design suggests that this chip is similar to the existent Kaby Lake-U processors, but the base clock is much higher at 2.7 GHz (compared to the best Kaby Lake-U i7-8650U clocked at 1.9 GHz base). The Iris Plus Graphics 650 iGPU included here is the best Intel has to offer at the moment, with 300 MHz base clock and 1.1 GHz boost clock. It also integrates 64 MB eDRAM that act as L4 memory cache. The actual TDP is not revealed, but, judging from the powerful specs, the chip could easily consume 28 W.
All the upcoming 10 nm chips should also include hardware fixes for the infamous Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities and are expected to be launched in the second half of 2018.