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Intel's first 10nm Cannon Lake CPU spotted in laptop

by on14 May 2018

Lenovo Ideapad 330 with Core i3-8121U CPU

Intel had a rough time manufacturing 10nm CPUs and while we won't see any volume until next year, the first laptop with 10nm Cannon Lake CPU has been spotted online in China, the Lenovo Ideapad 330 with Core i3-8121U CPU.

Spotted originally by, and listed on Chinese e-tail shop, the Lenovo Ideapad 330 comes with Intel Core i3-8121U CPU, Radeon RX 540 graphics, up to 8GB of memory and a wide choice of HDDs or SSDs.

While the laptop itself is far from interesting with its low-resolution TN screen, the Core i3-8121U CPU is pretty interesting as it is a dual-core with support for Intel Hyper-Threading, with 2.2GHz base and 3.2GHz Turbo clocks. The processor is paired up with Radeon RX 540 2GB discrete graphics card, since, for some reason, the integrated graphics is nowhere to be found.

It is good that Intel has started shipping its 10nm CPUs to the consumer market, but unfortunately, shipping an entry-level dual-core CPU with disabled graphics is nothing to write home about, especially since we probably won't see any serious 10nm consumer chips before the start of the next year.

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