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
AnandTech Cores
Base GHz 1C Turbo
AC Turbo
i7-10810U ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
i7-10710U 6C/12T 1.1 4.7 3.9 12 MB 15W 620 1150 2666 2933 $443
i7-10510U 4C/8T 1.8 4.9 4.3 8 MB 15W 620 1150 2666 2933 $409
i5-10210U 4C/8T 1.6 4.2 3.9 6 MB 15W 620 1100 2666 2933 $297
i3-10110U 2C/4T 2.1 4.1 3.7 4 MB 15W 620 1000 2666 2933 $281
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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  • watzupken - Monday, March 16, 2020 - link

    While I understand that Intel is still trying to hold the fort with whatever they have, pushing clockspeed is no longer sustainable. I am sure with a boost clock of 4.7Ghz and above will push the power requirement over 150W. We just have to look at the current i5 9600K to get an idea of the power requirement. Its 14nm, so I don't think they can miraculously improve efficiency. They have already squeezed out as much as they can on 14nm.
  • xprojected - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - link

    FWIW, Intel posted an update to the PCN, and removed the i7-10810U from the list.

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