Wednesday, July 7th 2021

Intel Retires "Lakefield," "Comet Lake-U," and "Ice Lake-U" Processors

Intel on Tuesday issued product-change notifications (PCNs) to announce the discontinuation of its first Hybrid processors, codenamed "Lakefield," besides 15-Watt U-segment variants of its "Ice Lake" and "Comet Lake" mobile processors. With the product discontinuation notice put out, it sets the ball rolling toward a year-long process where Intel solicits its final orders for these chips from OEMs and distributors, fulfills these orders last by 2022, and marks these parts "End of Life" (EOL).

Intel's mobile processor segment is dominated by the "Tiger Lake" microarchitecture on the 10 nm SuperFin node. Quad-core variants of the architecture cover the 15 W Y- and U-segments, while 8-core variants span the 35 W to 55 W H-segments for mainstream notebooks. Intel's next hybrid mobile processor, the "Alder Lake-P," is expected arrive in Q4-2021.
Sources: VideoCardz, ComputerBase.de
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6 Comments on Intel Retires "Lakefield," "Comet Lake-U," and "Ice Lake-U" Processors

#1
Vayra86
Sad to see you go, but its like I never knew ya

What a mess
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#2
bug
Same comment as for new product "announcements": if we can't get the parts anyway, how can we tell?
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#3
Xex360
According to Anandtech they were rather poor CPUs.
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tabascosauz
Comet Lake-U was directly replaced by Ice Lake-U. Plenty of Ice Lake products.

Ice Lake-U was directly superseded by Tiger Lake-U (with the G1/G4/G7 Xe iGPU). Plenty of Tiger Lake products.

Lakefield was basically a product demonstrator and practice round for Intel hybrid cores. Not that it was well received anyways.

None of the three is any surprise, and the first two should have been EOLed long ago, I'm assuming 10nm Superfin supply issues and Tiger Lake-U market positioning kept them around for a bit.
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#5
trsttte
Xex360According to Anandtech they were rather poor CPUs.
afaik they were also poorly supported because of the attempt at a big little core configuration.
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#6
Imsochobo
tabascosauzComet Lake-U was directly replaced by Ice Lake-U. Plenty of Ice Lake products.

Ice Lake-U was directly superseded by Tiger Lake-U (with the G1/G4/G7 Xe iGPU). Plenty of Tiger Lake products.

Lakefield was basically a product demonstrator and practice round for Intel hybrid cores. Not that it was well received anyways.

None of the three is any surprise, and the first two should have been EOLed long ago, I'm assuming 10nm Superfin supply issues and Tiger Lake-U market positioning kept them around for a bit.
comet lake-u was not replaced by ice lake U at all, but tiger lake sure.
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