This year’s Computex gave the world much exciting news, among which a glimpse of the upcoming Intel “Ice Lake” portfolio. More recently, the company gave away more details surrounding the new line-up consisting of 11 processors. This series will offer us the 10th-gen Ice Lake Core laptop processors, and it relies on Intel’s new “Sunny Cove” structure on a 10nm node, which went through a complex developing process, facing several delays.
Intel claims that these new processor versions will have an 18% increase in instruction-per-cycle (IPC) performance, compared to previous versions. When it comes to the integrated GPU that these processors come equipped with, the company created a Gen11-based structure that the new Iris or Iris Plus GPU are based on.
According to official sources, the processors were subjected to several controlled tests. The results show a majorly enhanced 1080p gaming performance over its Gen9 predecessor in a Core i7 8565U. However, while Intel proved that its Iris Plus GPU edged out the mini VEGA GPU inside the Ryzen 7 3700U mobile APU (AMD’s marketing term for a CPU with an iGPU) in gaming, AMD may have some surprises prepared.
Intel Revealed Its 10th-Gen ‘Ice Lake’ Laptop Processors
Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, confirmed during a press interview that Intel is working on a brand-new is 7nm mobile CPU. Taking into consideration AMD’s product history, the Red team probably began minimizing its desktop Navi GPU for a mobile APU. The 10th-gen Intel processors are categorized into Y-series (low-power processors) and U-series (high power processors). Basically, they are divided according to the level of the GPU inside the silicon.
For example, right now, the top-of-the-line U-Series 10th Gen Core i processor is the Core i7 1068G7. It features four cores, eight threads, and a G7 Iris Plus GPU with 64 EUs. It has a base frequency of 2.3Ghz, and the Core i7 1068G7 has the ability to turbo up to 4.1GHz for a single core and 3.6Ghz for all cores.
That is pretty impressive, compared to a Y-Series Core i3 1000G1 that only has two cores, four threads, and a G1 Iris GPU with 32 EUs.
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