Intel has been building up this year to its eventual release of its first widely available consumer 10nm Core processor, codenamed “Ice Lake”. The new SoC has an improved CPU core, a lot more die area dedicated to graphics, and is designed to be found in premium notebooks from major partners by the end of 2019, just in time for Christmas. With the new CPU core, Sunny Cove, Intel is promoting a clock-for-clock 18% performance improvement over the original Skylake design, and its Gen11 graphics is the first 1 teraFLOP single SoC graphics design. Intel spent some time with us to talk about what’s new in Ice Lake, as well as the product’s direction.
Examining Intel’s Ice Lake processors: taking a bite of the Sunny Cove microarchitecture
2019-08-01 Intel 9 Comments
Wild wild prediction:
Apple will not be realeasing Macs with these 10nm Intel CPUs. Instead they will switch to ARM and pit their ARM chips against the older Intel Chips. Makes for much better marketing.