Intel’s first 10nm Cannon Lake CPU was recently made official. The CPU is listed on the company’s official page, and oddly enough, it is a low-powered 15W Core i3-8121U, and comes with a 2-cores, 4-threads die layout. Performance-wise, it has a base clockspeed of 2.2GHz and a turbo boost clockspeed of 3.2GHz.
Further reading of its specs sheet also reveals that the Core i3-8121U will support two types of memory – LPDDR4 and LPDDR4X. Additionally, the CPU will also support a maximum memory bandwidth of up to 41.6GB/s. One other important point to note is that the CPU in question is likely another 8th-gen CPU, but built on the 10nm die lithography.
Intel had delayed mass production of its Cannon Lake CPUs, saying that it was not getting the production yield that it wanted from the new fabrication. Earlier reports also said that the semiconductor maker was still shipping out the 10nm processors to unspecified vendors.
We now know that that vendor is Lenovo, and the notebook using the new CPU is the IdeaPad 330. At the current moment, the notebook with the Cannon Lake CPU is only available in China, and comes with 4GB RAM, a 500GB HDD, and a AMD Radeon RX 540 discrete GPU.