Leak suggests Intel Tiger Lake-U to utilize LPDDR5 memory
We’re still a long way away from seeing Intel’s Tiger Lake-U processors in thin and light laptops – they won’t likely hit the shelves until 2020. However, that hasn’t stopped the rumor mills of the computing world from spreading leaks and speculations about these 10nm chips.
The latest of those leaks suggests that these next generation processors might be compatible with LPDDR5 memory. According to Tom’s Hardware, hardware leaker @KOMACI_ENSAKA recently shared on Twitter a Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) notification – registered on October 18 – that shows Tiger Lake-U chips that use LPDDR4X and LPDDR5 memory (RAM).
This is excellent news for thin and light laptop fans everywhere, especially those who are waiting until next year to upgrade their somewhat aging laptops. That’s because LPDDR5’s data transfer rate can be maxed out at a whopping 6,400 Mbps – compared to LPDDR4’s 3,200 Mbps and LPDDR4X’s 4,266 Mbps. Improvements doesn’t just stop there: LPDDR5 is also supposed to consume less power – up to 30% less than LPDDR4X, and has “deep sleep” power-saving mode available.
These features are key to making the Intel Tiger Lake-U chips ideal to power the next generation of thin and light laptops, as these devices are expected to offer considerably longer battery life, to start.
What we know about Tiger Lake-U so far