29 May 2019
Intel has officially launched its 10th Generation Ice Lake processors that will be powering future desktops and laptops. These are the first 10nm processors from Intel that will be available for mainstream products. These will also be competing with AMD's latest Ryzen 3 lineup of chipsets for laptops and desktops.
The new Intel Ice Lake processors will be available in Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 variants like it has been the case for years now. These currently feature 9W, 15W, and 28W parts with a maximum of four cores and eight threads. It has a maximum turbo frequency of 4.1GHz and LL Cache size of up to 8MB.
The graphics sides of things include support for Intel UHD integrated graphics and Intel Iris Plus (up to 64EU) with up to 1.1GHz clock speed. One of the most interesting things about these new processors is integrated Thunderbolt 3 and WiFi 6 technologies. In theory, this should help us seeing thinner and lighter laptops in the market.
The past few years have not exactly been a smooth ride for Intel. It has to encounter various tough situations including losing its then CEO Brian Krzanich and found itself facing the troubled situation of Spectre and Meltdown bugs. It will be hoping to make a stronger comeback with the new 10th Gen Ice Lake processors which are expected to power laptops starting late this year.