Intel says goodbye to the Surface Neo processor


Intel announced the processors that have reached the end of their “life cycle”. The list is also included Lakefield, which is the hybrid architecture CPU that Microsoft had chosen for its Surface Neo. The Californian company has also retired the Comet Lake-U and Ice Lake-U processors.

Farewell Lakefield waiting for Alder Lake

In addition to the Surface Neo, which never arrived on the market, Lakefield processors have been used in the Samsung Galaxy Book S and Lenovo ThinPad X1 Fold. Two models announced and now discontinued: Core i5-L16G7 e Core i3-L13G4. The CPUs, made with 10-nanometer process technology, had a hybrid architecture, as they consisted of a Sunny Cove core and four Tremont cores. Intel also used packaging Foveros 3D which provides for the placement of RAM on the Sunny Cove and Tremont cores.

The goal was to combine high performance and low consumption, but the devices that hit the market have not been very successful. Among other things, the hybrid architecture required some changes to the Windows 10 scheduler. As is known, however, the project Surface Neo has been temporarily suspended and Microsoft will almost certainly announce an updated version of the device, perhaps with processors Intel Alder Lake.

The operating system installed on the Surface Neo era Windows 10X. Microsoft has announced its cancellation and the addition of some features in Windows 11, like the new Start menu.


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