Last May, we commented on some details of the new generation of Intel processors, named “Ice Lake”, which will equip future notebooks. Today, the company has revealed the next components of the new line which, in addition to being faster, are the first chips of the company to be produced using the 10-nanometer manufacturing method.
The new chips are based on Intel’s latest microarchitecture, “Sunny Cove”, with Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz and a graphics performance of 1.1MHz. These processors are 18% faster in terms of processing per cycle than chips “Sky Lake”, launched about four years ago.
As usual, Intel divided the family of new chips into two different series: the Y, for computers that don’t have a lot of power (smaller), and the U, aimed at devices that consume more energy (larger). In all, there are six new U series chips and five new Y series processors.
The company also launched the 11th generation of its Iris Plus graphics. Although improvements vary between CPUs, they all incorporate new brand technologies, such as DL Boost based on artificial intelligence to speed up AI tasks.
10th generation processors with Intel Iris Plus graphics also include support for 10-bit / RGB channel for HDR content. As for connectivity, they all come with integrated Thunderbolt 3 with up to 4 ports, and Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Wi-Fi 802.11ax) and Wi-Fi 6 Gig Plus connectivity (which in addition to the 80MHz band also supports channel 160MHz).
Intel’s new chips are expected to start rolling out in the next hardware novelties this year – if, of course, production is not delayed as has been the case in the company’s latest releases.