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Intel 28W TDP Ice Lake chip ships later this quarter

Posted on Wednesday, January 15 2020 @ 09:41:31 CET by

AnandTech asked Intel for a comment on when the first 28W TDP Ice Lake processor will hit the market. This 10nm chip was announced some time ago, but so far we've only seen 15W parts. It appears the Core i7-1068G7 won't be shipped to OEMs until later this quarter, which implies we won't see retail availability until sometime in Q2 2020.
This confirms that while the i7-1068G7 was listed in the launch deck for the Ice Lake platform, it actually wasn’t in production in that time. This could be for a variety of reasons, such as the 28 W part needed tuning at the manufacturing level, or there may have been extra work done to provide sufficient performance scaling on the 10/10+ manufacturing process. As we noted in the 1065G7 analysis, it would appear that Intel is struggling to hit higher clock speeds on its 10nm process, compared to its highly tuned 14++(+?) process.
The Core i7-1068G7 is a quad-core, eight-threaded chip with a 2.3GHz base clock and 4.1GHz Turbo.

Intel also added that the first 9W TDP Ice Lake-Y based laptops should hit the market in the first half of this year, and revealed that current Comet Lake-U processor do not have LPDDR4(X) support. Apparently, more time was needed for validation, so LPDDR4(X) support will be added with the K1 stepping.



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