Intel officially launches Lakefield processors
With Qualcomm’s arrival in the laptop market through the launch of the Snapdragon 8cx, Intel saw the need to launch processors that achieved good levels of performance without major impacts on autonomy. Therefore, the company unveiled in August last year its Lakefield processors line, which would bring a different design from the rest of the manufacturer’s offerings.
Today, Intel has just officially launched the Lakefield processors family, with two models available for notebooks. The novelties make use of Foveros 3D technology, which basically stacks components to reduce the total area of the chip, which in this generation occupies an area of 144 mm² in dimensions of 12x12mm. This is not the only curious configuration, with CPUs adopting a design similar to big.LITTLE seen in smartphone solutions like Snapdragon 865 and Exynos 990.
The Lakefield line is composed of Core i3 L13G4 and Core i5 L16G7, both with five cores, of which we have a high-performance Sunny Cove architecture and four low consumption Tremont architecture. With 7W TDP, we have 800MHz to 2.8GHz clocks on Core i3 and 1.4GHz to 3GHz on Core i5, in addition to 4267MHz LPDDR4X memory support. GPUs are also featured, offering the same level of graphics performance seen in the company’s 10th generation Ice Lake.
Intel promises that Lakefield CPUs consumed up to 91% less energy than the Y line in standby mode, as well as twice the performance in Artificial Intelligence applications compared to other 7W offerings. There is also a strong focus on connectivity, with the presence of Wi-Fi 6 and 4G LTE.
Computers with the new Intel Lakefield will be available later in 2020, with Samsung’s Galaxy Book S being the first confirmed last month. The Santa Clara giant also confirmed the presence of the chips in the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, one of the first notebooks with a foldable screen on the market, which until then had not had its detailed specifications.
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