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posted by martyb on Wednesday May 29 2019, @06:21PM   Printer-friendly
from the better-late-than-never dept.

Intel's 10th Gen, 10nm Ice Lake CPUs: everything you need to know

Intel has a lot to prove. 2018 marked the chipmaker's 50th anniversary, but it was also a year that shook the company to its core. It was the year that Intel lost its CEO, struggled with Spectre and Meltdown, and reportedly lost Apple's confidence as far as chips for future Macs are concerned. Above all, it was the year the world finally realized Intel processors had hit a wall, after yet another failure to shrink its circuits down to the "10 nanometer" process node.

But now, after years of delays, the company is about to bring its first real batch[*] of 10nm CPUs to the world. Today, the company is officially taking the wraps off its 10th Gen Intel Core processors, codename "Ice Lake," and revealing some of what they might be able to do for your next PC when they ship in June.

[*] 18% IPC improvement *loud coughing* compared "against the Skylake cores the company released nearly four years ago!"

Also at AnandTech and Tom's Hardware.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 29 2019, @06:51PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 29 2019, @06:51PM (#849028)

    You did. That's one of the reasons it has been taking so long. Had to work out the ramification of that on top of making things that small and that accurate.

  • (Score: 2) by ikanreed on Wednesday May 29 2019, @06:57PM

    by ikanreed (3164) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday May 29 2019, @06:57PM (#849032) Journal

    What can you even do about random bit flips happening, though?

    It's not like every gate having an ECC at 10 nm is a smaller or more performative chip than a flat 12 nm one. My abstract algebra is a little rusty, but I don't recall a way to make it up.