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Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) announced its upcoming Cannonlake processors.

The first product of its kind for Intel

Cannonlake processors are the first products by the company during its 10-nanometer technology. Michael Larabel in alliance with website Phoronix were able to identify the interesting innovation from the miroprocessor giant.

Larabel stated that in software patches published by the company’s graphic software development staff. Intel is described in terms of two families of Cannon Lake parts.

The portfolio

The first is the Cannonlake-Y. This is a class of processors aimed at tablets, fanless notebooks and 2-in-1 convertibles. The second version which termed as the most astonishing one is a class of processors commonly known as Cannonlake-U. They are presumably targeted at the mainstream thin and light notebook and the Ultrabook computers. The chips are aimed at a thermal design power of 15 watts.

The current seventh generation core processors by Intel are available in six basic flavors.

The S chips are mainly targeted at the traditional desktop computers, the H chips are targeted at high performance laptops such as the 15 inch MacBook Pro. The U 2+3e configuration is designed with mainstream notebook systems which require high performance integrated graphics in mind. The U 2+2 configurations are targeted at the mainstream systems which do not require more graphical horsepower. Finally the Y series chips are aimed at fan-less notebooks as well as the 2-in-1 convertible systems.

The succession

Various rumors going round the web and Intel’s official information, indicate that the company’s seventh generation Core Processors are going to be follow each other systematically. Virtually every one of the the present Kaby Lake processors has already been accounted for, hence it is difficult to tell where the Cannon Lake-U in a 2+2 configuration will be slotted.

Possible positioning

The Cannonlake-U 2+2 is almost going to be a lower-power product compared to the Kaby Lake-U Refresh 4+2 using its 10-nanometer manufacturing technology instead of the 14-nanometer ++ technology.

It could also have more superior graphics performance compared to Kaby Lake-U Refresh part. This is all thanks to the use of the new graphics architecture that the company confirmed it refers to as Generation 10 graphics.

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