Lenovo Ideapad 330: Intel 10nm CPU, RX 540, 8GB RAM

Intel Core i3-8121U processor appears in Lenovo Ideapad 330, teases 10nm CPUs are close.

@anthony256
Published Sun, May 13 2018 11:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:18 PM CDT

Intel has been having serious troubles with its 10nm process, but it looks like we might see one of their new 10nm Cannonlake CPUs in the very near future.

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According to a listing on a Chinese retail outlet, Lenovo is preparing their new Ideapad 330 that will be the first notebook to market with an Intel 10nm Cannonlake CPU. Lenovo's upcoming Ideapad 330 packs the Cannonlake-powered Core i3-8121U processor, AMD Radeon RX 540 2GB discrete graphics card, and up to 8GB of DDR4.

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There will be up to 1TB 5400RPM mechanical HDD and 256GB SSD that will be included in the highest-end Ideapad 330, which will arrive for around $450. Lenovo's new Ideapad 330 features a 15.6-inch TN panel with a native resolution of 1366 x 768, so it won't be busting any records, that's for sure.

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Intel's new Core i3-8121U is a 2C/4T processor at 2.2GHz base and up to 3.1GHz boost, with a low TDP of just 15W. Pretty damn good, but that's thanks to no integrated graphics being on the chip, so the power can be reduced to just 15W for the CPU as there's a discrete RX 540 on-board.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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