Intel company introduced its first processor, manufactured according to the norms of 10-nanometer process. The first-born for the new process was the energy-efficient mobile chip Intel Core i3-8121U.
The novelty belongs to the family of the 8th generation of Intel Core processors (code name Cannon Lake). The chip contains 2 computing cores, but thanks to the support of Hyper-Threading technology it is able to execute 4 instruction flows simultaneously. The base frequency of the processing cores is 2.2 GHz, and the frequency in the Turbo Boost mode is 3.2 GHz. Also reported is the availability of 4 MB of SmartCache cache. But there is no built-in graphics core here. Anyway, at the time of preparation of the material on the official Intel site in the specifications section of the GPU there is not a word. The TDP is declared at 15 watts. The Intel Core i3-8121U processor supports up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 or LPDDR4 / x-2400 memory in a dual-channel configuration. Also, Intel Optane Memory memory is declared.
It is not specified yet when the new processor can be seen in the finished computer systems and what its cost is.