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Intel Ice Lake: 10nm, fast GPU, and a new architecture

After many years of yearly reiterations of what was basically the same design over and over again, Ice Lake finally contains major architectural improvements over its predecessors, particularly in regard to CPU cores and integrated GPU. Developed and designed over the last four years and manufactured in 10nm in Intel’s Israeli Fab28, the first available Ice Lake chip features four CPU cores and up to 64 GPU units and will only be available as mobile U and Y-series for the time being.

The chip and an addition PCH can be found on two different packages. The more powerful U-series requires more space and is typically rated at 15 to 28 W. The more energy-efficient Y-series is made for smaller notebooks and tablets and therefore fitted onto a smaller overall package. However, given that it is based on the same core design, it features four physical cores as well.

Basically, Intel’s Ice Lake architecture is characterized by three features:

  • First mass-produced 10nm chip by Intel. Cannon Lake can be considered a first test run.
  • New CPU and GPU architecture.
  • Thunderbolt and Wi-Fi 6 partly integrated into chip and/or package.
Three main features of Ice Lake
Three main features of Ice Lake
Ice Lake is going to be referred to as 10th generation Core and offers a variety of new features
Ice Lake is going to be referred to as 10th generation Core and offers a variety of new features

New CPU Architecture: Sunny Cove

In order to improve performance, Intel implemented two separate strategies:

  1. Increase IPC by up to 18%
  2. Implement new instructions functional units for popular and often-used scenarios

In order to increase overall chip performance the pipelines were both widened and deepened, the memory subsystem received an overhaul, and most caches were increased in size. According to Intel the entire architecture was revised. In other words: Ice Lake is more than a minor tweak.

The result is an up to 18% increased IPC (instructions per clock cycle), which Intel determined by running various benchmarks.

This IPC improvement compensates for the fact that Ice Lake runs at lower clock speeds than the optimized-for-high-clock-speeds 14nm++ Whiskey Lake CPUs.

Two strategies for more performance
Two strategies for more performance
New CPU features
New CPU features
Microarchitecture compared to its predecessors
Microarchitecture compared to its predecessors
Sunny Cove microarchitecture diagram
Sunny Cove microarchitecture diagram
IPC according to various benchmarks
IPC according to various benchmarks
SPECint_rate_base2006 single-core performance
SPECint_rate_base2006 single-core performance

In addition, a number of new instructions as well as functional units for AI / machine learning (DL Boost), cryptography, and compression/decompression have been implemented. Furthermore, AVX-512 is now supported on Ice Lake, which was previously only available in server-class processors. However, in order to benefit from these new instructions, applications will need to implement them first. We thus only expect newly released applications to benefit from this particular architectural improvement.

In addition, Ice Lake is the first processor to support Intel Dynamic Tuning 2.0 with Machine Learning, a technique developed by Intel using machine learning algorithms to determine future CPU core utilization in order to optimize Turbo Boost and apply it more intelligently. A best-case scenario estimates performance improvements of up to 5%.

AI and machine learning benefit from DL Boost (short burst workloads) and VNNI AVX-512 instructions
AI and machine learning benefit from DL Boost (short burst workloads) and VNNI AVX-512 instructions
2x and 2.5x higher AI performance in AIXPRT thanks to DL Boost
2x and 2.5x higher AI performance in AIXPRT thanks to DL Boost
AI, cryptography, and compression features
AI, cryptography, and compression features
Cryptography improvements in detail
Cryptography improvements in detail
Compression and Decompression improvements thanks to VBMI and Bit Algebra instructions
Compression and Decompression improvements thanks to VBMI and Bit Algebra instructions
 

More GPU Power: Integrated Gen 11 GPU

The integrated GPU was heavily modified and upgraded. The unified shaders (aka execution units) have been widened, and the pixels per clock cycle have been doubled in order to increase per-core performance even further. Units with dedicated eDRAM, such as the older Iris SKUs (e.g. Iris Plus 650 or Iris Pro 580) were not yet available at the time of writing. However, the most powerful Iris Plus model has access to 3 MB of L3 cache located in direct proximity to the GPU and 0.5 GB of shared memory.

A maximum performance of up to 1.12 TFLOPS in FP32 and 2.25 TFLOPS in FP16 based on the maximum clock speed of 1.1 GHz and 64 execution units compares nicely to the GeForce MX250’s 1.25 TFLOPS in FP32. Intel also offers GPUs with fewer execution units and therefore a lower peak performance. The slowest GPU is referred to as UHD Graphics and can be found in all CPUs suffixed with G1. So far, we were able to identify three separate GPUs within Intel’s U-series:

In addition to more oomph the new GPUs have also been enhanced to incorporate a new feature called variable rate shading, which enables developers to render less eye-catching areas on-screen to be rendered and shaded in a lower resolution in order to improve performance.

A total of three display pipes are available, each with support for [email protected] Hz. Two of these can be combined in order to drive a single 8K display. The GPU supports the VESA Adaptive Sync standard (aka FreeSync) that synchronizes the display's refresh rate to the game’s frame rate for a smoother gaming experience. This technology can help make lower frame rates seem smoother than they normally would. Another new feature is the FP16 HDR display pipeline, which enables support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

The media encoders have been upgraded and are now not only supposed to work faster but also offer better quality. Intel integrated two encoders with support for HEVC and VP9 up to 4K60 10b 4:4:4 or 8K30 10b 4:2:0.

Gen. 11 graphics for gaming
Gen. 11 graphics for gaming
Less-demanding games will even run smoothly in 1080p
Less-demanding games will even run smoothly in 1080p
Display engine, media engine, and push are new features as well
Display engine, media engine, and push are new features as well

On-Chip Thunderbolt

In order to lower costs for integrating Thunderbolt 3 and the upcoming USB 4.0 standard, Intel integrated the necessary controller directly into the SoC. The CPU can provide two or four ports, and all manufacturers have to do is to implement a simple retimer per port as well as a Power Delivery (PD) controller. The Thunderbolt controller is supposed to consume no more than 300 mW of energy under full load and will therefore not expose the power supply or cooling solution to any amount of noticeable additional stress. Y-series chips in particular should benefit greatly from this feature due to their heavily restricted thermal and power budgets.

Thunderbolt 3 consisting of DisplayPort, USB 3, and PCI Express
Thunderbolt 3 consisting of DisplayPort, USB 3, and PCI Express
Currently used external Thunderbolt chips are considered complex, expensive, and energy intensive
Currently used external Thunderbolt chips are considered complex, expensive, and energy intensive
Ice Lake CPUs allow for a simpler integration
Ice Lake CPUs allow for a simpler integration
The SoC contains various components required for Thunderbolt 3
The SoC contains various components required for Thunderbolt 3

Fast Wi-Fi on Package

While not directly on-chip, the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax CNVi 2) modem is integrated into the on-package PCH (platform controller hub, the artist formerly known as Southbridge) and requires an additional AX201 RF chip.

Intel is thus one of the first manufacturers to support 802.11ax and intends to provide one of the fastest wireless experiences with its Wi-Fi 6 Gig+ feature with support for 160 Hz and OFDMA. Wi-Fi 6 is particularly interesting in networks with a large number of clients.

On-package Wi-Fi improves performance
On-package Wi-Fi improves performance
Parallel connections benefit greatly from Wi-Fi 6
Parallel connections benefit greatly from Wi-Fi 6
Intel's Gig+ brand showcases the optional features 160 Hz and OBSS
Intel's Gig+ brand showcases the optional features 160 Hz and OBSS
Wi-Fi 6 promises a higher performance and more capacity
Wi-Fi 6 promises a higher performance and more capacity

Assessment

While the first Ice Lake chips are not necessarily significantly more powerful regarding CPU performance, the faster GPU, support for Wi-Fi 6, and the integrated Thunderbolt controller are major advantages over their predecessors. In addition, the Y-series benefits from two extra cores. That being said, the new chips will still require proper cooling and integration in order to perform adequately despite their lower power consumption thanks to the modern and slowly maturing 10nm manufacturing process. However, we don’t expect any big surprises in energy efficiency and battery life as Intel conveniently skipped over this aspect in its presentation.

PosModelL2 Cache + L3 CacheTDP (Watt)MHz - TurboCores / ThreadsCinebench R15 CPU Single 64BitCinebench R15 CPU Multi 64BitCinebench R20x264 Pass 1
Intel Core i7-1068G72MB + 8MB282300 ‑ 41004/8
Intel Core i5-1038NG72MB + 6MB282000 ‑ 38004/8
169
768
1998
Intel Core i7-1065G72MB + 8MB151300 ‑ 39004/8
178.06n32
676n33
1543n28
184.9n2
Intel Core i5-1035G72MB + 6MB151200 ‑ 37004/8
170n3
712n3
1233n3
167.48
Intel Core i5-1035G42MB + 6MB151100 ‑ 37004/8
164.58n4
555.5n5
1210n5
154.1
Intel Core i5-1035G12MB + 6MB151000 ‑ 36004/8
170n7
619.5n10
1260.5n6
Intel Core i7-1060NG72MB + 8MB101200 ‑ 38004/8
Intel Core i7-1060G72MB + 8MB91000 ‑ 38004/8
Intel Core i5-1034G12MB + 6MB15800 ‑ 36004/8
Intel Core i5-1030NG72MB + 6MB101100 ‑ 35004/8
140
448
875.5n2
77.45
Intel Core i5-1030G72MB + 6MB9800 ‑ 35004/8
Intel Core i5-1030G42MB + 6MB9700 ‑ 35004/8
Intel Core i3-1005G11MB + 4MB151200 ‑ 34002/4
157n2
405n2
925n2
135.2
Intel Core i3-1000NG41MB + 4MB91100 ‑ 32002/4
141
333
587
Intel Core i3-1000G41MB + 4MB91100 ‑ 32002/4
Intel Core i3-1000G11MB + 4MB91100 ‑ 32002/4
Intel Core i5-L16G71.5MB + 4MB71400 ‑ 30005/5
88.3
255
609
Intel Core i3-L13G41.5MB + 4MB7800 ‑ 28005/5
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

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A new Acer Swift 3 model has been launched in India

Acer Swift 3 featuring a 10th-generation Intel Ice Lake CPU, 2K screen, and more launched in India for INR 64,999 (US$865)

Acer has released a new variant of the Acer Swift 3 in India. The notebook comes with an Intel Core i5-1035G4 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB NVMe SSD, a 13.4-inch 2K screen, and more. It will retail at INR 64,999 (US$865) and available ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0200
Intel's x86 chip architecture still holds an edge over AMD if an alleged PassMark score is any indication. (Image: Notebookcheck)

Intel Tiger Lake could outrun AMD Ryzen 4000 in single-core performance

An alleged PassMark score has been posted for Intel’s forthcoming Core i7-1165G7 chip going head-to-head with AMD’s Ryzen 7 4800U. Although not able to go toe-to-toe overall with the octa-core 7nm Ryzen 7, the quad-core 10nm++ Tig...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:58:00 +0200
Asus has launched four new laptops in India

Asus ZenBook 13, ZenBook 14, VivoBook S14 and VivoBook Ultra K14 launched in India; prices start at INR 39,990 (US$534)

Asus has released refreshed versions of the ZenBook 13, ZenBook 14, VivoBook S14, and VivoBook Ultra K14 in India. Both ZenBooks come with Ice Lake CPUs, while the VivoBooks feature Comet Lake processors. The ZenBooks will retail ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:07:00 +0200
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 in review: Quiet office laptop with mediocre battery life

79% Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05 in review: Quiet office laptop with mediocre battery life

14-inch for at home. Lenovo's 14-incher scores with low operating noise and low temperatures. An Ice Lake Core i3 processor, an NVMe SSD and a matte IPS screen are found on board. The operating system is Windows 10 Home in S mode.
Intel Core i3-1005G1 | Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) | 14.00" | 1.6 kg
Sascha Mölck, Wed, 29 Jul 2020 08:37:00 +0200
Comes with a loud power adapter: The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3: Minor improvements to be desired

With the Galaxy Book Flex 13.3, Samsung has an extremely attractive Windows convertible in its range. Minor inconsistencies cloud the otherwise good overall imp...
Intel Core i5-1035G4 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Mike Wobker, Wed, 29 Jul 2020 06:37:00 +0200
Intel has parted ways with its chief engineering officer, Dr Venkata (Murthy) Renduchinatala. (Image: Intel)

Intel's hardware chief exits following ongoing die shrink woes

Intel has parted ways with its chief engineering officer, Dr Venkata (Murthy) Renduchinatala. The executive will be leaving the company on August 3 with his departure following the recent announcement that the company won’t be shi...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 28 Jul 2020 13:01:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3 review

84% Galaxy Book Flex 13.3 in review: Samsung convertible with bright display

Elegant convertible. The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3 features a fancy aluminum case and a bright touchscreen. But the Windows convertible has to prove in our test that its inner components are convincing too.
Intel Core i5-1035G4 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Mike Wobker, Mon, 27 Jul 2020 06:37:00 +0200
The XMG Fusion 15 and other Intel QC71 laptops support undervolting again. (Image source: XMG)

Intel re-enables undervolting for some reference design laptops

Undervolting has returned to a select number of laptops. Specifically, the functionality has been re-enabled on Intel QC71 laptops, which includes the XMG Fusion 15, Maingear Element and the Eluktronics MAG 15.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:55:00 +0200
The LG Gram 15 Laptop Review: Featherlight 15-inch laptop with a great display

85% The LG Gram 15 Laptop Review: Featherlight 15-inch laptop with a great display

Extremely light! While many manufacturers are trying to make their laptops extremely slim, LG is pursuing a different goal. The 15-inch device weighs a little more than a kilogram. Read our review to learn about the advantages and disadvantages that arise from this.
Intel Core i5-1035G7 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) | 15.60" | 1.1 kg
Sebastian Bade, Sat, 11 Jul 2020 18:29:00 +0200
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15IIL05 Review: Good performance and a long battery life - thanks to the 70-Wh battery

The Lenovo Ideapad 5 15IIL05 comes close to entry-level gaming notebooks with its GeForce MX350 GPU

Lenovo's 15.6-inch laptop is equipped with an Ice Lake Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM (dual channel mode) and a GeForce-MX350 GPU. Despite this powerful hardwar...
Intel Core i5-1035G1 | NVIDIA GeForce MX350 | 15.60" | 1.7 kg
Sascha Mölck, Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:22:00 +0200
The RedmiBook 16 and RedmiBook 14 II are now available as Intel machines. (Image source: Xiaomi via Gizchina & ITHome)

New Xiaomi RedmiBook 14 II and RedmiBook 16 versions launched: Up to an Intel Core i7-1065G7, an NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU and 16 GB of RAM from ~US$670

Xiaomi has launched new versions of the RedmiBook 14 II and RedmiBook 16. Available with either Core i5-1035G1 or Core i7-1065G7 processors, the Intel editions of the two laptops have also been paired with an NVIDIA GeForce MX350 ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:31:00 +0200
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15IIL05 Review: Good performance and a long battery life - thanks to the 70-Wh battery

83% Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15IIL05 Review: Good performance and a long battery life - thanks to the 70-Wh battery

For all walks of life. Lenovo's 15.6-inch laptop offers an Ice Lake Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM (dual channel mode) and a GeForce-MX350 GPU. Despite this powerful hardware, the IdeaPad's battery life is very satisfactory.
Intel Core i5-1035G1 | NVIDIA GeForce MX350 | 15.60" | 1.7 kg
Sascha Mölck, Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:14:00 +0200
The RedmiBook 16.

RedmiBook 16 with Core i7 Icelake CPU confirmed for July 8 launch; expected to start under US$600

Xiaomi launched the AMD Ryzen 4000-series-powered RedmiBook 13, RedmiBook 14, and RedmiBook 16 back in May. The company has now confirmed that it's set to release a new RedmiBook 16, but this time out, one powered with Intel's 10n...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 06 Jul 2020 21:06:00 +0200
Still unique: The hinge of the Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5

Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5: Is it worth switching from the previous model?

With the third edition of its convertible, Microsoft has given the Surface Book 3 13.5 an Ice Lake CPU and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 in Max-Q design. But does ...
Intel Core i7-1065G7 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q | 13.50" | 1.6 kg
Mike Wobker & Christian Hintze, Mon, 29 Jun 2020 20:58:00 +0200
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