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End of life for 24 10th and 11th generation Intel processors
Intel is gradually replacing its micro-processors and is putting an end to its first hybrid laptop processor.
As usual, Intel is evolving its processors and if it has experienced multiple setbacks for its transition to the 10nm etching process, the American seems finally on the right track. So, in order to prepare the ground for the arrival of a new generation, Intel has just published " product-change notifications " - PCNs relayed by VideoCardz - in order to officialize the end of life of many microprocessors for laptops.
In particular, the Core i5-L16G7 and Core i3-L13G4 are to be discontinued. Formerly known under the code name Lakefield, these processors were the first to incorporate Intel Hybrid technology, which aims to combine cores of different "size": thus, a powerful Sunny Cove core was complemented by four Atom Tremont cores, all engraved in 10 nm for the first time at Intel. However, the American company is not content to stop these two processors and, in total, 24 CPUs have been scrapped.
In addition to the Lakefields, it is a question of making room by eliminating 15 Watt variants of processors based on Ice Lake and Comet Lake architecture. Logically, these are replaced by the new generation, on Tiger Lake architecture with the U variants that come in chips with four cores (15 W) and others with eight cores (35 to 55 W).
If the Tiger Lake-U are already available and will be completed by other models, we will have to be a little more patient to discover the real replacements of the Lakefield processors. Indeed, Intel has already pointed out that the Alder Lake architecture - responsible for bringing the big.LITTLE back to the forefront - should arrive in the fourth quarter of 2021. It will then be a question of a desktop version (Alder Lake-S) and another (Alder Lake-P) for laptops.