Intel 10th Generation Ice Lake CPUs Released for Laptops

Intel’s 10th Generation Ice Lake CPUs are finally here. They’ve finally made the move to 10nm and changed up the naming schemes a bit.

The 10th Generation laptop line-up is classified into two different categories. The Y-Series and the U-Series.

The Y-Series seems geared more towards laptops that will have low power-requirements but still have decent performance. The i3 starts at 2 cores 4 threads with a 9W TDP and goes up to 4 cores and 8 threads with a 12W TDP.

The U-Series is a bit more power-hungry as these start at 15W TDP and goes up to 28W. The core and thread remain the same with the i3 on 2c/4t and the i5 and above on 4c/8t. The power requirements have gone up because they’re clocked higher as the high-end i7-1068G7 boosts to 3.6Ghz on all cores.

if you’re confused by the naming scheme then Intel has released a handy breakdown of what each number represents. The i7 stands for the series, the first two digits are the represent the Generation, while the latter two represent the SKU. The final two alphanumeric digits “G7” stand for the level of the graphics processor that comes with the CPU.

It’s taken Intel over 3 years to finally make the move from 14nm so it’s good to see that they’ve done that. While the naming scheme will take a bit to get used to, we’re curious to see how benchmarks for these CPUs compare to the previous-gen CPUs.

With 10nm chips and with better graphics processors we assume that these will be quite good for light-weight laptops that aim for efficiency and good performance.

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Intel’s Leaked CPU Roadmap Gives 10th Gen Comet Lake Lineup Hints

Intel’s 10th gen CPU lineup was seemingly leaked last week which showcased all their CPUs and showed that all of them had hyperthreading. This was quickly shot down as being fake and was debunked quickly. However, we did get an actual leak which showcases Intel’s CPU roadmap and gives us a bit of info about the next generation.

As seen for this leaked road map, the consumer Comet Lake-S CPUs will start production near the end of 2019. These new CPUs will go up to a maximum of 10 Physical Cores. It will also have a new socket, LGA 1200. The lower-end and midrange CPUs have the same TDP as the current Coffee Lake line-up but the high-end CPUs will have a much higher TDP going from 95W to 125W. The reason for this could be because they’re sticking with the same 14nm chips which means that to get the best out of their CPUs, they’ll need to be pumped with more power. 

It is a bit disappointing that we won’t see them change things up but this line-up was touted to release sometime back. These CPUs may also make the already competitive CPU market even more competitive as these new CPUs could go toe-to-toe or even outperform their Ryzen 3000 counter-parts when it comes to gaming as well as in multicore scenarios.

Right now, the Ryzen 3000 CPUs are great value for money and even beat the Intel CPUs when clocked at the same speeds. But, the Intel CPUs are also available at a very good price point making them a very viable choice.

Source: wccftech

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Intel 10th Generation Comet Lake CPU Lineup Leaked?

Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs are still under wraps and we haven’t heard much about them but thanks to a leak by someone claiming to be an insider, we might get a first look at all the 10th Gen SKUs and what they plan on offering. As with any rumour or leak take this with a grain of salt.

First things first, these CPUs are using a new socket as with most Intel refreshes. This time it’s the LGA 1159 socket and it allows them to support memory speeds faster than 2666Mhz. So, let’s start off with the very interesting i3 line-up here which looks to change things up. All the i3s mentioned in the image are 4 core 8 thread which means, hyper-threading is back not only on the midrange CPUs but is surprisingly also on the lower end.  These i3 CPUs support a maximum of Dual Channel 2933Mhz DDR4 and they start at $129 with the highest i3 coming in at $179 which is where the i5 line-up also starts.

The i5 CPUs seem to really bring in the competition for the Ryzen 5 series with 6 cores and 12 threads on all the i5s. However, overclocking seems to be limited to the i5-10600K which is the most expensive i5 at $269. The i5s also support higher memory speeds of Dual Channel 3200Mhz.

Moving on to the higher-end of the spectrum and we have the i7 10700 and the 10700K which cost $339 and $389 respectively. These 8 core and 16 thread CPUs also support 3200Mhz RAM and the unlocked 10700K can go up to 4.8Ghz on all cores.

And then at the top end, we have the i9 series. These beasts start at $409 with the i9-10800F and go up to $499 with the i9-10900KF. These 10 core 20 thread CPUs can all hit 5Ghz+ on a single core while for all cores the max boost clock speed is 4.6Ghz. However, we can assume that overclockers can get it 5Ghz with good to decent cooling.

One thing to keep in mind here is that these are all listed as 14nm+++. Now, those are a lot of pluses and shows that Intel still hasn’t moved to a smaller chipset or are confident that they can take on AMD with this line-up.

Another thing is that they’ve kept their prices quite competitive. Given that this leaks point to Intel bringing Hyper-threading to all their Core i-series CPUs, they could potentially beat AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series CPUs at both single-core and even multi-core performance at a similar price point. 

It is disappointing that these CPUs are still on the 14nm architecture but if these leaks do turn out to be true, it will really make the CPU market even more competitive. This leak hasn’t been confirmed yet so again, we’ll advise you to take all this with a grain of salt.

Source: Twitter User Sohachi

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