Intel announces eight new 10th Gen Intel Core processors

Intel’s introduced eight additional 10th Gen Intel Core processors for modern laptops. They’re reportedly built to increase “productivity and performance.”

According to Intel, it doesn’t matter if you have a multithreaded workload. These processors will increase the performance of your laptop, while still keeping it “thin-and-light.” Intel calls these processors “performance powerhouses.” How much of a boost should this processors give laptops? Intel says it should be in the “double digit[s]” over the previous generation.

The new 10th Gen Intel Core processors use Intel’s 14nm process technology to provide up to 16 percent overall performance gains. Intel also calculates productivity will be improved by 41 percent.

What do the 10th Gen Intel Core processors feature?

The new processors range from Intel Core i3 to Intel Core i7. Here’s what they feature:

  • Up to 6 cores and 12 threads
  • Up to 4.9 GHz max turbo frequency
  • Up to 12MB Intel Smart Cache
  • Configurable up to 25W for maximum performance (U-series)
  • Configurable down to 4.5W for 4-core fanless designs (Y-series)
  • Up to 1.15 GHz graphics frequency
  • LPDDR4x, LPDDR3, DDR4 memory speed increase to 2666 MT/s


Intel says people can expect the same connectivity across the entire 10th Gen processor line. They integrate Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+). That brings enhanced WPA3 security and is about three times faster. The systems that sport these processors also support Thunderbolt 3 with up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports. Those ports offer download speeds of up to 40 Gb/s.

When will we get them?

We will first see the new 10th Gen Intel Core processors in laptops and 2 in 1s this holiday season. You can learn more at

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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