First look at Intel 10nm Cannon Lake CPU

Installed in a Lenovo notebook

TechInsights analysts have disassembled the latest Lenovo notebook with inside 10nm CPU and taken it apart to take a look at the processor. This is the first time we see a Cannon Lake CPU in the wild, this is based on 10nm process and it sports a 71mm² Cannon Lake die.

Lately Intel is remaining very quiet with technical details about upcoming CPU dies. For example the size of the processor die can be generally an indicator of the advantage over the previous production. Computerbase has done some digging and according to the image they can calculate the package size. Based on the photo image, Intel provides a package size of 45mm × 24mm die size for the chip of about 71mm squared. The chipset, which is installed on the same package right next to it, is only about 47mm squared small.

Compared to 14nm Broadwell-U processors, the base has remained almost the same for most of the Core U generations. Both feature its 2+2 chip and packs 4MB of L4 cache a dual core CPU with a GT2 GPU. Due to the incredibly poor yields in the new productions the GPU is disabled and a discrete AMD card in installed. At the moment we haven't any further information but we will keep an eye on it.

Source: ComputerBase

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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