Intel today published a new Product Change Notification today stating that it has started using an additional Assembly, Test, and Finish site to build its mobile Comet Lake CPUs. In the process, it accidentally disclosed model number of an unannounced processor, the Core i7-10810U. The new chip belongs to the Comet Lake-U family, so it was designed primarily for notebooks.
As the name suggests, the Core i7-10810U would be Intel’s new flagship Comet Lake product sitting right above the Core i7-10710U, which was introduced last summer. In this instance, the new CPU uses the A0 core stepping, which we know from previous disclosures that so it does not support LPDDR4X memory. As we reported back in January, only Comet Lake chips with the K1 core stepping support LPDDR4. Unfortunately, we have no idea about other specifications of the processor, but we asked Intel for additional information on the matter.
Intel from time to time refreshes its client CPUs in Spring in a bid to let PC makers to introduce improved lineup of products, so from this point of view an addition of the Core i7-10810U to the family is not surprising.
|Intel Comet Lake-U SKUs|
||Base GHz||1C Turbo
|Pentium 6405U||2C/4T||2.4||–||–||2 MB||15W||610?||950||2400||?||$161|
|Celeron 5205U||2C/2C||1.9||–||–||2 MB||15W||610?||900||2400||?||$107|
Back to the main topic of Intel’s PCN 117468-00 announcement. Starting from April 13, Intel’s OEM customers should be ready to get Core i7-10810U, Core i7-10710U, Core i5-10210U, Core i3-10110U, and Celeron Processor 5205U processors that were assembled in Vietnam. Previously, Intel only used its Assembly, Test, and Finish site in China to build its Comet Lake-U processors, so an additional site may improve availability. Given the local environment surrounding COVID-19, this is also likely Intel hedging its bets with its facilities, in the case that one isn’t running.
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