ntel Ice Lake 10nm is ready to give a lot of surprises to fans this year, moreover the producers promise a lot of fun for fans. In addition, some laptop manufacturers have begun to provide CPU upgrades as their first choice.
Now, if you plan to upgrade your laptop device to a better choice through the latest line of Intel Mobile processors, it's good to read first about what they can offer.
Intel Ice Lake 10nm, What Can You Hope on this latest CPU
Intel finally made it through the critical phase with the success of their latest processors, especially for the mobile segment. Icel Lake CPU can really be a lot of hope everyone, moreover manufacturers say that this contains major architectural improvements over its predecessor, especially in terms of integrated CPU cores and GPUs.
The Intel Ice Lake 10nm lineup itself was developed and designed over the past four years and is produced in 10 nm on Intel Israel Fab28, the first Ice Lake chip available featuring four CPU cores and up to 64 GPU units, and will only be available as U and Y series mobile for now.
The chip itself consists of two separate packages with additional PCH. A stronger U-Series requires more space and is usually rated 15 to 28 W. The more energy-efficient Y Series is made for smaller notebooks and tablets and is therefore installed in a smaller overall package. However, given that it is based on the same core design, the series can also feature four physical cores as well.
But in essence, Intel's Ice Lake processor lineup is characterized by three main features, namely:
The first mass-produced 10 nm chip by Intel.
New CPU and GPU architecture.
Thunderbolt and Wi-Fi 6 are partially integrated into the chip and / or package.
To improve performance, Intel applies two separate strategies:
In addition, the manufacturer also introduced the Sunny Cove New architecture as part of the Ice Lake Mobile CPU series. Manufacturers claim that this is ready to provide far more effective performance, especially in terms of IPC increase of up to 18%, plus being able to apply new functional unit instructions to popular scenarios that are often used.
To improve overall chip performance, the pipeline widens and is deepened, the memory management unit receives an overhaul, and most of the cache is increased in size. According to Intel the entire architecture was revised. In other words: Ice Lake is more than just a small change.
This increase in IPC compensates for the fact that Ice Lake is able to operate at lower clock speeds than high-speed 14nm ++ Whiskey Lake CPUs. In addition, a number of new instructions and functional units for AI / machine learning (DL Boost), cryptography, and compression / decompression have been implemented, and AVX-512, previously only available in server-class processors, has now found its way to consumer-class CPUs.
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 to optimize Turbo Boost and implement it more intelligently. The best case scenario predicts an increase in performance of up to 5%.
Well, of the many great features offered by the Ice Lake CPU series, Intel divides them in several stages from their superior value, including:
Integrated GPU Gen 11, more powerful
The integrated GPU is greatly modified and upgraded. The integrated shader (aka execution unit) has been widened, and pixels per clock cycle have been doubled to increase per-core performance even further. Units with special eDRAM, such as the older Iris SKU (eg Iris Plus 650 or Iris Pro 580) are not available at the time of writing. However, the most powerful Iris Plus model now has access to 3MB of L3 cache located near the GPU and 0.5 GB of shared memory.
Maximum performance of up to 1.12 TFLOPS on FP32 and 2.25 TFLOPS on FP16 based on a maximum clock speed of 1.1 GHz and 64 execution units which is comparable to 1.25 TFLOPS on the GeForce MX250 on FP32. Intel also offers GPUs with fewer execution units and hence lower peak performance. The slowest GPU is referred to as UHD Graphics and can be found on all CPUs that are decorated with G1.