Lenovo Ideapad 330: Intel’s first Cannon Lake processor in 10nm


The first ones Intel processors engraved in 10nm are expected to arrive this year with a new generation stamped Cannon Lake . Originally planned for mass production at the end of 2015, the manufacturer had postponed the deadline to early 2019. We learn today that Intel has shipped 10nm processors to a customer, which is none other than Lenovo. Lenovo will certainly be Intel’s first customer to benefit from its new generation of processor for his Ideapad 330 laptop. A delay on its competitors Intel intends to catch up
Not long ago, the American company announced the arrival of the first processors Intel Core Cannon Lake , a new generation of architecture engraved in 10 nm, by the end of the year in limited quantity then in mass production from 2019. And it’s now done: one of the first technological products integrating a Cannon Lake processor is now on the market. This is the Lenovo Ideapad 330 laptop. This is an entry-level computer that will be equipped with the Intel Core i3-8121U processor coupled with an AMD Radeon RX 450 graphics card with 2GB of dedicated RAM. This is an i3, so relatively low-end, with a power of 15W, belonging to the eighth generation (the “8” at the beginning) as are the processors Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake. This eighth generation is quite large with several variants of processors, built on several different fabrications (two 14nm variants and now a 10nm variant). The Intel processor has a dual core and 4 threads, all clocked at 2.2GHz and can go up to 3.1GHz Turbo mode. The graphics card explains its presence because the integrated graphics card is disabled. It should be noted that this computer has a display of 15.6 inches in HD resolution, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. All for 3299 yuan (it is marketed in China) is 435 €. Some information about this processor
Intel has published information on his official website Ark . We learn that the Cannon Lake supports two new types of memory: LPDDR4 and LPDDR4X, two variants of the low power DDR4, even with high memory configurations. This is good news compared to its predecessor which only supports LPDDR3 in addition to DDR4. In addition, the theoretical maximum bandwidth of the memory increases to 41.6 GB / s, a substantial improvement compared to the 34.1 GB / s of the older generation. As we said above, the chip embedded in the Lenovo does not include a graphics card. An exception that confirms the rule if we consider that all the mobile phone and computer processors manufactured by Intel integrate a GPU. So we can imagine that the new Cannon Lake chips will follow this example. It only remains to wait for mass production in 2019, the integration into this product of Lenovo remaining for the moment for the least intriguing. Modified on 17/05/2018 at 2:31 pm


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