Intel has a lot to prove. 2018 marked the chipmaker's 50th anniversary [theverge.com], but it was also a year that shook the company to its core [theverge.com]. It was the year that Intel lost its CEO [theverge.com], struggled with Spectre and Meltdown [theverge.com], and reportedly lost Apple's confidence [theverge.com] 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 [theverge.com] to shrink its circuits down to the "10 nanometer" process node.
But now, after years of delays [theverge.com], 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*.