Intel is all set to put its 10nm based CPUs in the game with “Ice Lake”, its 10th Gen Intel Core processor. Ice Lake is bringing 9W, 15W and 28W parts with up to 4 cores, 8 threads, and a 4.1GHz turbo clock speed, along with Gen 11 graphics ranging from Core i3 to Core i7.
The Ice Lake chipsets will head for high-performance AI with up to 2.5x performance. The CPUs support for WiFi 6 and Thunderbolt 3. A 2x HEVC encode & 4K HDR content capabilities in its integrated GPU will result in rendering 2x faster Frames Per Second.
Intel also announced the 9th generation vPro chips with up to 8 cores and 16 threads, and up to 5GHz Turbo Boost on Desktop. A range of Intel Xeon E processors for desktop workstations and laptops was also introduced. For the first time, Xeons will have up to 8 cores, 16 threads alongside Intel’s new Optane Memory and 128 GB memory support.
For the user it seems to be good news as with such a development over last gen skylake ,Icelake is much better ,its turbo boost paired with gen11 makes it fit for graphics oriented usage like gaming. Having 4 cores with 8 threads makes it perfect for heavy multitasking with great power efficiency.
Overall, the Icelake looks like the way to go for intel and to define a standard to go head to head with AMD’s zen series CPU’s. The 10th Gen IceLake will be available in thin and lightweight laptops for the starters and, are expected to be up for purchase soon.