Intel announces 10nm Ice Lake CPUs

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Despite rival AMD already being on 7nm, Intel has been stuck on the 14nm process for years, but that changes with Ice Lake. Built on its Sunny Cove architecture, the quad-core, eight-thread CPUs can reach speeds of up to 4.1GHz and come in 15W and 9W parts.

Intel says Sunny Cove can perform 18 percent more instructions per clock (IPC) than its predecessor. It also has a larger L1 and L2 cache, improved branch prediction accuracy, and extra execution ports, while bringing a 2.5 times improvement in AI processing.

Connectivity is also improved, with integrated Thunderbolt 3 and Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), which brings around three times faster wireless speeds with better reliability and performance, while also enabling thinner and lighter laptops.

One of the most exciting elements of Ice Lake is Intel’s new 11th generation graphic architecture—Iris Plus. The company says it almost doubles the performance of its previous best integrated graphics and uses up to 64 execution units at up to 1.1GHz. This translates to 60fps in Rocket League at 1080p, or over 30fps in Fortnite. There’s also support for Vesa Adaptive Sync screen technology, meaning less stuttering and tearing, along with support for HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HEVC/VP9 encoding.

Intel also talked about Project Athena at its Computex presentation. The initiative sees Intel engineers help laptop makers reach standards for everything from performance, responsiveness, AI, battery life, and connectivity. The company previously announced that it is opening three Project Athena Open Labs in Taipei, Shanghai, and Folsom, California to help vendors develop laptops that are compliant with Project Athena specifications.

Intel mentioned its Core i9-9900KS processor, which can hit 5GHz on all cores, and revealed a new overclocking tool called the Intel Performance Maximizer (IPM) that allows both automated and manual overclocks.

Finally, the company announced new Intel Core X-series processors that will arrive in fall, featuring better clock speeds, increased memory speed, and Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. It also released 9th-gen Intel Core VPro processors for high-performance mobile and desktop workstations that are aimed at businesses and professionals.

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MattS

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Intel currently has nothing on AMD
meanwhile, amd's 7nm CPUs still cannot beat intel's 14nm CPUs
??On what basis. The products are still not out please do enlighten us on how they do not beat intels 14nm.

From what we've seen so far they do perform better, I'll wait for real benchmarks to speak first though.

but so far please don't spout bullshit on one beating the other.
 
Intel currently has nothing on AMD
meanwhile, amd's 7nm CPUs still cannot beat intel's 14nm CPUs
Considering AMD's 7nm CPUs aren't even out on the market and we have zero independent tests completed, you're literally making **** up to be a troll.

And even if Ice Lake performs better, you can thank AMD for the better prices because some of us don't like paying $1,000 for 8-core CPUs with hyper-threading.
 

misor

TS Evangelist
??On what basis. The products are still not out please do enlighten us on how they do not beat intels 14nm.

From what we've seen so far they do perform better, I'll wait for real benchmarks to speak first though.

but so far please don't spout bullshit on one beating the other.
Considering AMD's 7nm CPUs aren't even out on the market and we have zero independent tests completed, you're literally making **** up to be a troll.

And even if Ice Lake performs better, you can thank AMD for the better prices because some of us don't like paying $1,000 for 8-core CPUs with hyper-threading.
are you telling me what I can and cannot say?
I can state my guess, opinion, prediction, and what not. last time I heard, I was not barred from saying anything (right or wrong)
 
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Toju Mikie

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Intel currently has nothing on AMD
For laptops, Intel laptops still have better offerings, especially if you want more than 4 cores, but AMD is gaining market share as well. The current ryzen 7 3750h is an i5 competitor, so if you want a more powerful processor, Intel is the only choice for now.
 

Wessell Urdata

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??On what basis. The products are still not out please do enlighten us on how they do not beat intels 14nm.

From what we've seen so far they do perform better, I'll wait for real benchmarks to speak first though.

but so far please don't spout bullshit on one beating the other.
Considering AMD's 7nm CPUs aren't even out on the market and we have zero independent tests completed, you're literally making **** up to be a troll.

And even if Ice Lake performs better, you can thank AMD for the better prices because some of us don't like paying $1,000 for 8-core CPUs with hyper-threading.
are you telling me what I can and cannot say?
I can state my guess, opinion, prediction, and what not. last time I heard, I was not barred from saying anything (right or wrong)
Likewise, others are allowed to judge or criticize your posts.
 

MattS

TS Evangelist
are you telling me what I can and cannot say?
I can state my guess, opinion, prediction, and what not. last time I heard, I was not barred from saying anything (right or wrong)
Im not trying to censor you in anyway. Infact I only jumped in because u outright spoke as if you had solid evidence. That is not prediction tbh, you outright claimed something. Generally when something like that happens people would like proof of claims you know?
 

Maxiking

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The sad part of this story from AMD POV is that the new ryzen lineup barelly matches the skylake pre vulnerability performance and Intel have been sitting on their *** for years because of the immature node, so if they get it working and start spitting one architeture per a year, it will be over again for AMD.
 
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MattS

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The sad part of this story from AMD POV is that the new ryzen lineup barelly matches the skylake pre vulnerability performance and Intel have been sitting on their *** for years because of the immature node, so if they get it working and start spitting one architeture per a year, it will be over again for AMD.
Is that even a bad thing? More competition benefits us consumers. I'm just glad they're finally gonna have to start working for their revenue. As for AMD I'm sure they'll continue refining the process as time goes on so don't count them out just yet.
 

Maxiking

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The sad part of this story from AMD POV is that the new ryzen lineup barelly matches the skylake pre vulnerability performance and Intel have been sitting on their *** for years because of the immature node, so if they get it working and start spitting one architeture per a year, it will be over again for AMD.
Is that even a bad thing? More competition benefits us consumers. I'm just glad they're finally gonna have to start working for their revenue. As for AMD I'm sure they'll continue refining the process as time goes on so don't count them out just yet.
Well this time, I predict Intel being aggressive with pricing if they fix their 10nm so they gain the market share back /Core 2 duo times/.. It is like with gpus, people want AMD to perform good so they can buy Nvidia cheaper.
 

MattS

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Well this time, I predict Intel being aggressive with pricing if they fix their 10nm so they gain the market share back /Core 2 duo times/.. It is like with gpus, people want AMD to perform good so they can buy Nvidia cheaper.
At this point in time true. AMD cards are power hungry, and they are outperformed by Nvidia. Maybe Navi might change things up. In all the people wanting AMD to perform better can be interpreted in alot of ways. For me I'd appreciate yearly performance boosts and cheaper prices.
Its been way too long for the likes of Nvidia(GPU's) and Intel(CPU's) dominating and milking of the pc market.
 

wiyosaya

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Intel currently has nothing on AMD
meanwhile, amd's 7nm CPUs still cannot beat intel's 14nm CPUs
The sad part of this story from AMD POV is that the new ryzen lineup barelly matches the skylake pre vulnerability performance and Intel have been sitting on their *** for years because of the immature node, so if they get it working and start spitting one architeture per a year, it will be over again for AMD.
All hail the great Dog sIntel!:laughing:
All praise outrageous CPU/GPU prices!:laughing:
All eschew the great evil - competition!:joy:

Come on sIntel - do the impossible - spit an architecture every year! We will all gladly trade in our motherboards and CPUs every year to lap up that manna from heaven - even if it is yellow!:laughing:
 

Evernessince

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??On what basis. The products are still not out please do enlighten us on how they do not beat intels 14nm.

From what we've seen so far they do perform better, I'll wait for real benchmarks to speak first though.

but so far please don't spout bullshit on one beating the other.
Considering AMD's 7nm CPUs aren't even out on the market and we have zero independent tests completed, you're literally making **** up to be a troll.

And even if Ice Lake performs better, you can thank AMD for the better prices because some of us don't like paying $1,000 for 8-core CPUs with hyper-threading.
are you telling me what I can and cannot say?
I can state my guess, opinion, prediction, and what not. last time I heard, I was not barred from saying anything (right or wrong)
Of course you are free to make a fool of yourself. A statement like the one you made is bound to be proven false. Intel will be lucky to have the same single threaded performance, let alone getting spanked in every other metric. Power consumption in particular is going to be better on the AMD parts. About 33% if the numbers are to be believed.

The sad part of this story from AMD POV is that the new ryzen lineup barelly matches the skylake pre vulnerability performance and Intel have been sitting on their *** for years because of the immature node, so if they get it working and start spitting one architeture per a year, it will be over again for AMD.
The days of an architecture a year are long gone. X86 CPUs are too mature for that. At best you'd be looking at Tick-Tock again.

I've seen a few comments claim Intel could get back into the game with a snap of their finger but until I actually see them deliver more then a 3% IPC improvement like they usually do, I'll hold my breath.

The sad part of this story from AMD POV is that the new ryzen lineup barelly matches the skylake pre vulnerability performance and Intel have been sitting on their *** for years because of the immature node, so if they get it working and start spitting one architeture per a year, it will be over again for AMD.
Is that even a bad thing? More competition benefits us consumers. I'm just glad they're finally gonna have to start working for their revenue. As for AMD I'm sure they'll continue refining the process as time goes on so don't count them out just yet.
Well this time, I predict Intel being aggressive with pricing if they fix their 10nm so they gain the market share back /Core 2 duo times/.. It is like with gpus, people want AMD to perform good so they can buy Nvidia cheaper.
Intel is already aggressively pricing their products. Remember, they still use monolithic dies which become exponentially more expensive as size increases. Not to mention the cost of 10nm wafers. No, expect to pay a lot for Intel's 10nm 10 core CPU (whenever they release it). It will certainly cost Intel a ton to make.
 
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Ravalo

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The sad part of this story from AMD POV is that the new ryzen lineup barelly matches the skylake pre vulnerability performance and Intel have been sitting on their *** for years because of the immature node, so if they get it working and start spitting one architeture per a year, it will be over again for AMD.
7nm is a relatively new architecture even for amd, so you would expect them to play safe and slightly outperform intel’s 14nm cpus (*cough cough samsung galaxy fold cough cough*)
 
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Kashim

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??On what basis. The products are still not out please do enlighten us on how they do not beat intels 14nm.

From what we've seen so far they do perform better, I'll wait for real benchmarks to speak first though.

but so far please don't spout bullshit on one beating the other.
Considering AMD's 7nm CPUs aren't even out on the market and we have zero independent tests completed, you're literally making **** up to be a troll.

And even if Ice Lake performs better, you can thank AMD for the better prices because some of us don't like paying $1,000 for 8-core CPUs with hyper-threading.
are you telling me what I can and cannot say?
I can state my guess, opinion, prediction, and what not. last time I heard, I was not barred from saying anything (right or wrong)
You can say whatever you want, but remember the old saying: sometimes it's better to remain silent and be assumed a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
 

m3tavision

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Yippy... now all the little kids who game @ 15" can have a good wifi connection for their Games... good job Intel!
 

AndrewD1981

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??On what basis. The products are still not out please do enlighten us on how they do not beat intels 14nm.
What you in about? Intel has had 14nm out for years so how can you say that they're not out yet? And at this moment Intel's 14nm is beating what AMD has to offer.

I'm hoping AMD does bring something good to the table but I can't stand AMD fanboys thinking that they are the best when it's actually been AMD time and time again since the early 2000's that they have over exaggerated their performance then when the products come out people are underwhelmed.

Everyone should wait on the actual chips coming out and stop believing what a company says. Salesmen are the biggest liars in any industry
 

captaincranky

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The sad part of this story from AMD POV is that the new ryzen lineup barelly matches the skylake pre vulnerability performance and Intel have been sitting on their *** for years because of the immature node, so if they get it working and start spitting one architeture per a year, it will be over again for AMD.
IIRC, the US did not receive Japan's declaration of war against the US, before the attack on Pearl Harbor began.
Isoruko Yamamoto, Admiral of Japan's attacking fleet is reputed to have said:

Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor would reportedly write in his diary, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”.

"History ignored is condemned to repeat itself". AMD should probably watch its a**, based on my interpolation of those seemingly disparate facts, and its prior experience at, "awakening a sleeping giant". :rolleyes:.
 
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captaincranky

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(y) (Y)Great advice to all who are able to understand it.
I tweaked that a bit for you, considering we're dealing with a visual medium.

"I see what you're saying" is generally considered an "oxymoron". However, in this case it isn't, but rather the primary and most convenient way of assimilating the information.

And that Mon Ami, is the "irony du jour"..:laughing:
 
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MattS

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What you in about? Intel has had 14nm out for years so how can you say that they're not out yet? And at this moment Intel's 14nm is beating what AMD has to offer.

I'm hoping AMD does bring something good to the table but I can't stand AMD fanboys thinking that they are the best when it's actually been AMD time and time again since the early 2000's that they have over exaggerated their performance then when the products come out people are underwhelmed.

Everyone should wait on the actual chips coming out and stop believing what a company says. Salesmen are the biggest liars in any industry
O dear... For reference, I was refering to AMD's unreleased products not intels 14nm.
The only unreleased platform in a few months time will be from intel. The lovely 10nm on desktop ;).