No more publicity and noisy announcements.officially introduced Core i3-8121U processor to the offer, the first 10-nm model . What does the new unit offer?
8121U is a low voltage model that will mainly be used in laptops (eg model) and miniature computers (eg a new model ).
The processor has been equipped with 2 cores with HT technology (4 threads), which work as standard with 2.2 GHz, and in Turbo Boost 2.0 mode they can accelerate to 3.2 GHz. In addition, a 2-channel DDR4-2400 / LPDDR4 / x-2400 memory controller has been made available, 4 MB of third-level cache and a controller with 16 PCI-Express 3.0 lines. Interestingly, the manufacturer does not mention anything about the integrated graphics (it is unknown whether it is oversight or simply does not exist).
|Model||Intel Core i3-8109U||Intel Core i3-8121U||Intel Core i3-8130U|
|Cores / Threads||2/4||2/4||2/4|
|Timing / Turbo||3.0 / 3.6 GHz||2.2 / 3.2 GHz||2.2 / 3.4 GHz|
|L3 memory||4 MB||4 MB||4 MB|
LPDDR4 / x-2400
|Graphics||Iris Plus Graphics 655||–||UHD Graphics 620|
|PCIe 3.0 lines||16||16||12|
Core i3-8121U does not belong to performance daemons. In the Cinebench R15 test, he obtains about 269 points, which places him roughly at the Core i3-6100U level from the aged Skylake generation. For the Core i3-8130U model, it still lacks a lot (it gets about 340 points with the same TDP).
It is worth adding that introducing a new model to the offer is quite a surprise, becauseis expected only at the beginning of next year. Maybe we are dealing with the so-called paper premiere?