Intel debuts first 10th Gen Core laptop CPUs (and reveals new processor naming structure)

Posted on Saturday, Aug 03 2019 @ 19:57 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Intel rolled out a bunch of 10th Gen Core processors for the mobile market, this includes U-series and Y-series parts with a TDP ranging from 9W to 28W.
What’s New: Today, Intel officially launched 11 new, highly integrated 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors designed for remarkably sleek 2 in 1s and laptops. The processors bring high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) to the PC at scale, feature new Intel® Iris® Plus graphics for stunning entertainment and enable the best connectivity with Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt™ 3. Systems are expected from PC manufacturers for the holiday season.

“These 10th Gen Intel Core processors shift the paradigm for what it means to deliver leadership in mobile PC platforms. With broad-scale AI for the first time on PCs, an all-new graphics architecture, best-in-class Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt 3 – all integrated onto the SoC, thanks to Intel’s 10nm process technology and architecture design – we’re opening the door to an entirely new range of experiences and innovations for the laptop.” –Chris Walker, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of Mobility Client Platforms in the Client Computing Group

Why It Matters: 10th Gen Intel Core processors are foundational to Intel’s journey in enabling uncompromising and workload-optimized PC platforms with performance leadership across all vectors of computing. In addition to performance and responsiveness gains, AI, graphics, connectivity and I/O are optimized on the SoC for a solution that delivers a feature-rich suite of capabilities for OEMs to create laptops for people to watch, game and create more.

On Aug. 1, 2019, Intel launches 11 new, highly integrated 10th Gen Intel Core processors designed for remarkably sleek 2 in 1s and laptops. The processors feature new Intel Iris Plus graphics for stunning entertainment. (Source: Intel Corporation)

Intelligent performance: 10th Gen Intel Core processors are the first purpose-built processors for AI on thin-and-light laptops and 2 in 1s. They deliver the intelligent performance needed for modern AI-infused applications, with a suite of features and capabilities:

  • Intel® Deep Learning Boost, a new, dedicated instruction set that accelerates neural networks on the CPU for maximum responsiveness in scenarios such as automatic image enhancements, photo indexing and photorealistic effects.
  • Up to 1 teraflop of GPU engine compute for sustained, high-throughput inference applications like video stylization, analytics and real-time video resolution upscaling.
  • Intel® Gaussian & Neural Accelerator (GNA) delivers a dedicated engine for background workloads such as voice processing and noise suppression at ultra-low power, for maximum battery life.

    All-new graphics for stunning entertainment: With double the graphics performance2, 10th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Plus graphics make a reality gaming in 1080p and higher-level content creation, like 4K video editing, quick application of video filters and high-resolution photo processing on the go. Plus:

  • These are the first GPUs from Intel to support VESA’s Adaptive Sync* display standard, which enables a smoother gaming experience across games like Dirt Rally 2.0* and Fortnite*.
  • Based on Intel’s Gen11 graphics architecture, they are also the industry’s first integrated GPU to incorporate variable rate shading for improved rendering performance.
  • With support for the BT.2020* specification, watch 4K HDR video in a billion colors.

    Best connectivity: Increased board integration3 helps PC manufacturers innovate on form factor for sleeker designs with Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) connectivity and up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports — the fastest and most versatile USB-C connector available.
  • Processor Number Graphics Cores / Threads Graphics (EUs) Cache Nominal TDP/
    ConfigUP TDP
    Base Freq (GHz) Max Single Core Turbo (GHz) Max All Core Turbo (GHz) Graphics Max Freq (GHz) Intel® DL Boost /

    Intel® GNA

    U-Series Intel® Core™ i7-1068G7 Intel® Iris® Plus 4/8 64 8MB 28W 2.3 4.1 3.6 1.10 Y
    Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Intel® Iris® Plus 4/8 64 8MB 15W/25W 1.3 3.9 3.5 1.10 Y
    Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7 Intel® Iris® Plus 4/8 64 6MB 15W/25W 1.2 3.7 3.3 1.05 Y
    Intel® Core™ i5-1035G4 Intel® Iris® Plus 4/8 48 6MB 15W/25W 1.1 3.7 3.3 1.05 Y
    Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 Intel® UHD Graphics 4/8 32 6MB 15W/25W 1.0 3.6 3.3 1.05 Y
    Intel® Core™ i3-1005G1 Intel® UHD Graphics 2/4 32 4MB 15W 1.2 3.4 3.4 0.90 Y
    Y-Series Intel® Core™ i7-1060G7 Intel® Iris® Plus 4/8 64 8MB 9W/12W 1.0 3.8 3.4 1.10 Y
    Intel® Core™ i5-1030G7 Intel® Iris® Plus 4/8 64 6MB 9W/12W 0.8 3.5 3.2 1.05 Y
    Intel® Core™ i5-1030G4 Intel® Iris® Plus 4/8 48 6MB 9W/12W 0.7 3.5 3.2 1.05 Y
    Intel® Core™ i3-1000G4 Intel® Iris® Plus 2/4 48 4MB 9W 1.1 3.2 3.2 0.90 Y
    Intel® Core™ i3-1000G1 Intel® UHD Graphics 2/4 32 4MB 9W 1.1 3.2 3.2 0.90 Y

    If the new model numbers leave you confused, here's a picture that shows you how to decipher the new nomenclature:

    INTC 10th Gen Core model numbers explained

    Intel says these "Ice Lake" based CPUs will be on retail shelves before the holiday season:
    The processors, code-named “Ice Lake,” are the first to debut in the 10th Gen Intel Core processor family and will be available in new designs from PC manufacturers for the holiday season. This year at Computex, Intel previewed some of the first systems expected to arrive and on track for verification through the innovation program code-named “Project Athena,” including Acer Swift 5, Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, HP Envy 13” and Lenovo S940.

    Today’s announcement is just the beginning. Addressing the increasing diversity of modern computing needs, Intel will announce additional products in the 10th Gen Intel Core mobile processor family. The upcoming processors will deliver increased productivity and performance scaling for demanding, multithreaded workloads, including the flagship built-for-business Intel® vPro™ platform. Expect to hear more details this month.

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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