We know that Intel 10nm Cannon Lake has been having yield issues and that the chips are only available in limited numbers. As of right now, the Intel 10nm Cannon Lake Core i3-8121U is being used in Lenovo laptops only and this is a very low powered chip. This is a dual-core CPU with 2.2 base clock and can boost to 3.2GHz. Other than that we know that the chip features 4 MB of L3 cache and comes with support for dual-channel DDR4/LPDDR4-2400 32GB.
The Intel 10nm Cannon Lake Core i3-8121U also has disabled graphics part and that is why Lenovo laptops that feature this chip comes with discrete graphics, usually from AMD. We have spotted a picture of the Core i3-8121U and you can check that out below.
Pictures of Intel 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs are rare as the process has been delayed time and time again and even now it has been delayed to next year and these chips are only available in limited numbers. We can confirm that this chip has a 15W TDP and that area is 71 mm2. This is only a decrease of 13% as compared to Intel 14nm process based chips. Other than that the package size is slightly higher at 45 x 24mm as compared to 42 x 24mm for the 14nm process based chips.
This is some interesting information regarding Intel 10nm Cannon Lake and I for one am interested in checking out what Intel is working on and what we are going to get next year. AMD Ryzen has been taking over the CPU market and it is time that Intel brings its A game. After what has happened at Computex 2018, I don’t think there is any more room for fooling around.
Intel is going to be releasing their 8 core chips later on this year and they will be compatible with Z390 chipsets. It will be interesting to see the kind of performance they will have to offer as compared to the AMD Ryzen 8 core CPUs that are already on the market. AMD has been providing these chips for more than a year so, Intel will have to bring some compelling products to the table.