First x86-based Samsung Galaxy Book S Powered by Intel Lakefield Core i5-L16G7


Woah … this Galaxy Book features a Foveros based chip, a high-performance three-dimensional integrated circuit (3D IC). See, why didn’t Intel use this for their Comet Lake! 10th Gen Core processor?!

Foveros is a high-performance three-dimensional integrated circuit (3D IC) face-to-face-based packaging technology designed by Intel.


Taken from NotebookCheck … A Samsung Galaxy Book S powered by the Intel Lakefield Core i5-L16G7 processor has popped up on Samsung Canada’s online store making this the first x86-based Galaxy Book S. The Lakefield-based Galaxy Book S sports a similar design and spec sheet as the ARM-based variant with the exception of Gigabit LTE connectivity and a shorter battery runtime.

Intel is yet to officially announce the Foveros-based Lakefield CPU lineup, but we have seen a couple of SKUs such as the Core i5-L15G7 and Core i5-L16G7, pop on GeekbenchUserbenchmark, and 3DMark listings. The Geekbench and Userbenchmark listings indicated that these tests were run on a Samsung 767XCL laptop. Now, a Galaxy Book S model has popped up on Samsung’s Canadian online store indicating that the company is close to an official launch of what is probably the first x86-powered Galaxy Book S.

The Samsung store lists a Galaxy Book S 13.3-inch model (NP767XCM-K01CA) that is available in Mercury Gray and Earthy Gold finishes. The notebook offers an Intel Core i5-L16G7 processor, a 13.3-inch FHD touch display, 8 GB RAM, option of 256 GB or 512 GB internal storage, and a 42 Wh battery. The Lakefield-powered Galaxy Book S is just 0.46 inches thick and weighs just 0.95 kg. Port selection is limited to two USB Type-C ports on either side, a microSD card reader, and a combo audio jack while connectivity is aided via Bluetooth 5.0 and 2×2 Wi-Fi 6. Curiously, Samsung indicates the iGPU to be Intel UHD Graphics while, in fact, the Core i5-L16G7 is expected to sport Gen11 graphics with 64 Execution Units (EUs) comparable to the Iris Plus Graphics G7 albeit at purportedly lower clocks. 

Source: NotebookCheck


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