Intel has been working on its 10nm processors for quite some time now. The company had initially stated that it was planning to launch the 10nm processors back in 2015. It later changed the expected date to 2017 and then later 2018. After this, Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel promised that we would start seeing the processors within 12 months. According to the latest update, it seems like the company has started shipping its 10nm processor.
However, the company is not shipping out the entire 10nm lineup of its next generation of CPUs with the code name “Cannon Lake”. Intel has only started shipping the i3 variant of the “Cannon Lake” at this time and it won’t be launching rest of the processor lineup. All the other variants of the 10nm processors will be launched in 2019.
This comes as no surprise to as us the company revealed last month that its product launch “roadmap was more ambitious than it could actually deliver on” as reported by SlashGear. The company went on to add that it is shipping a “low-volume 10nm processors.” According to the report, the first 10nm Intel i3, Cannon Lake processor is the Intel Core i3-8121U which packs an 8th generation processor running at 2.2GHz clock speed.
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The processor comes with two cores and four threads while supporting Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 which pushes its clock speed up to 3.2GHz. A listing of the processor was spotted on Chinese retail and shopping websites. This processor comes with 4MB of SmartCache with a 15W TDP. Users can put up to 32GB of RAM with the support of up to 41.6GBps of memory bandwidth with the help of two memory channels.
The chipset will work with DDR4 running at 2400MHz and LPDDR4/x at 2400MHz. The report points out that this new processor also comes with support for Intel’s latest Optane Memory and up to 16 PCIe lanes. Lenovo IdeaPad 330 notebook already comes with the 10nm chipset in China but it is not available in other markets.