Intel Ice Lake 10nm chips ramping from June, 7nm coming 2021
Intel has announced that it will begin shipping its long overdue 10nm Ice Lake mobile processors in volume from June. The chips follow the belated low-volume launch of its 10nm Cannon Lake mobile chips late last year. The new Ice Lake parts will ship in notebooks in time for the holiday season this year and will bring a range of performance and feature enhancements.
According to Intel, a new 10nm Ice Lake Core i7 quad-core chip will offer two times faster video encoding, twice the integrated graphics performance, thanks to its all-new Gen 11 architecture, as well as up to three times faster AI processing thanks to Intel’s new DL Boost technology. They will also be the first mobile chips from Intel to natively support the new Wi-Fi 6 standard and substantial gains in battery performance inherent to the new fabrication process. Additional 10nm chips will follow through 2019 and 2020.
Intel also provided the first details of Intel’s 7nm chips, which will mark the company’s first use of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography. These will deliver even greater efficiency gains projected at a 20 percent increase in performance per watt along with a four times reduction in design rule complexity. The first 7nm chip is expected to be an Intel X architecture-based general purpose GPU targeted at data center AI and high-performance computing and will launch in 2021.