Intel announces its first new ‘Lakefield’ chips for the thinnest, lightest PCs

On Wednesday, Intel officially announced two “Lakefield� chips, otherwise known as the 9-watt “Intel Core processor with Intel Hybrid Technology� chips, which will be showcased in thin-and-light PCs like the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Book S. 

Intel’s Lakefield (originally announced in January 2019) is something entirely new: a hybrid chip that has Core-class cores for when performance is required, as well as low-power Atom-class cores for when battery life becomes a priority. And yes, they’re truly odd: each has five cores (and five threads), rather than four, or six.

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