Published: Sat, August 03, 2019
Tech | By Constance Martin

Intel Launches 10nm "Ice Lake" Processors With 2X GPU Performance Boost

Intel Launches 10nm

As usual, the processors have been lumped into two categories - the less power-intensive Y-series and the more powerful U-series.

The silicon giant has unveiled a total of 11 processors under the 10th Gen Intel Core lineup.

Intel claims that over 30 machines with Ice Lake processors will be available by the end of this year. It is also the first generation to have built-in support for the new Wi-Fi 6 spec and support up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

The initial batch of 10th Gen CPUs encompasses five in the low-power Y-series and six in the higher performance U-series, each spread across a variety of Core i3, i5, and i7 chips. It means you'll still be able to connect with an older WiFi network, but if you set up a WiFi 6 network at home, you may see improved performance moving files when you need it.

Intel didn't provide an exact date for when the GPUs will launch but promises that the first laptops featuring its 10-nanometer silicon will hit stores in time for the holidays. But less exciting is that these new Intel CPUs are still topping out at just four cores / eight threads.

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Intel previewed the new products earlier this year at Computex.

Based on Intel's Gen11 graphics architecture, they are also the industry's first integrated GPU to incorporate variable rate shading for improved rendering performance.

Intel is introducing its 11th gen graphics architectured called Iris Plus graphics with the new CPUs, too. In the case of these U-series chips, the "Iris Plus" brand represents either 64 or 48 EUs, which is a big increase over the 32 EUs of the typical UHD graphics. The CPU is created to enable high-performance AI with up to 2.5x AI performance through Intel DL Boost. However some of these improvements come from AI technologies, such as improving images and photo information using what Intel calls a "Deep Learning Boost" in AI-supported applications, as well as incorporating a system called the "Intel Gaussian & Neural Accelerator" (or "GNA") to improve battery life while sending things like voice processing to the background.

However this week's launch of the Intel's tenth generation Core architecture is for laptops, 2-in-1 machines, and generally the whole portable scene, so it is new there.

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