Intel Officially Launches 10nm Ice Lake Processors
New Mobile Products Shipping by Holiday 2019
Intel introduced their 10th Gen Core processors at the end of May, and now they are officially being launched. While we won’t have parts in hand for some time we do have more details to share, with the 10nm “Ice Lake” lineup including six new U-Series and five Y-Series mobile SKUs.
The new processors feature Intel’s new Sunny Cove CPU architecture, with higher-end parts receiving the new Iris Plus graphics based on Intel’s new Gen11 graphics engine.
These 11 new parts are designed for the thin-and-light and 2-in-1 laptop markets, offering not only improvements to Intel’s CPU architecture and more powerful graphics, but integration of Thunderbolt 3 (up to 4 ports) and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
Intel’s 10th Gen Ice Lake parts are also “the first purpose-built processors for AI on thin-and-light laptops and 2 in 1s” with up to 1 TFLOP of GPU compute power, Intel DL Boost, and Intel’s Gaussian & Neural Accelerator (GNA) – “a dedicated engine for background workloads such as voice processing and noise suppression at ultra-low power.”
Specifications for the new products can be found both on the slide above and the table below, complete with the rather lengthy product names given to these new CPUs.
|Intel 10th Gen Core “Ice Lake” Processors|
|Cores/Threads||Base Freq||Max Single Core Turbo||Max All Core Turbo||Cache||Graphics EUs||Nominal TDP/ ConfigUP TDP|
|Core i7-1068G7||4/8||2.3 GHz||4.1 GHz||3.6 GHz||8MB||64||28W|
|Core i7-1065G7||4/8||1.3 GHz||3.9 GHz||3.5 GHz||8MB||64||15W/25W|
|Core i5-1035G7||4/8||1.2 GHz||3.7 GHz||3.3 GHz||6MB||64||15W/25W|
|Core i5-1035G4||4/8||1.1 GHz||3.7 GHz||3.3 GHz||6MB||48||15W/25W|
|Core i5-1035G1||4/8||1.0 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.3 GHz||6MB||32||15W/25W|
|Core i3-1005G1||2/4||1.2 GHz||3.4 GHz||3.4 GHz||4MB||32||15W/25W|
|Core i7-1060G7||4/8||1.0 GHz||3.8 GHz||3.4 GHz||8MB||64||9W/12W|
|Core i5-1030G7||4/8||0.8 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.2 GHz||6MB||64||9W/12W|
|Core i5-1030G4||4/8||0.7 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.2 GHz||6MB||48||9W/12W|
|Core i5-1000G4||2/4||1.1 GHz||3.2 GHz||3.2 GHz||4MB||48||9W/12W|
|Core i5-1000G1||2/4||1.1 GHz||3.2 GHz||3.2 GHz||4MB||32||9W/12W|
The Ice Lake launch also introduces a new processor naming structure from Intel, with this handy graphic to help decode the characters making up a product like the Intel Core i7-1065G7:
Perhaps the biggest part of this launch is Gen11, the new GPU engine powering the Iris Plus graphics of the higher-end Ice Lake parts. While max frequencies have not jumped (with clocks ranging from 900 MHz – 1.1 GHz), the new architecture offers much higher performance than previous Intel efforts.
Significant gains would make Ice Lake a more attractive option for thin-and-light laptops where discrete GPUs can further complicate thermals, and reduce battery life.
While an early look at performance was offered to media in advance of this launch (with AnandTech, Legit Reviews, and Tom’s Hardware among those with early benchmarks), we will have to wait a bit to see these CPUs in shipping laptops. How long? By the end of the year.
“The processors, code-named ‘Ice Lake,’ are the first to debut in the 10th Gen Intel Core processor family and will be available in new designs from PC manufacturers for the holiday season.”
Intel says these Ice Lake mobile parts are “just the beginning”, with more 10th Gen Core processors coming “to every PC segment” in the next 12 months. While desktop users will have to wait, additional mobile parts “for multi-threaded high productivity and commercial segments” are coming soon, with the first products due by the end of August.