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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 Thursday May 30 2019, @03:08AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 30 2019, @03:08AM (#849176)

    Work got me an ultrabook (newer than skylake though; 2018 Dell XPS-13 with an i7).

    The disk is encrypted with LUKS, and the kernel starts spewing spam about thermal throttling immediately while it is booting up. It doesn't start thermal throttling if booted from unencypted media, so it looks like handling the encrypted disk is what puts it over the edge on startup.

    Intel processors produce way too much heat for the form factors they are trying to package them in.