It’s no secret that Intel has been trying, and struggling painfully, to reach the 10nm processor architecture, and, whilst that didn’t arrive in the companies announced 9th-generation Intel Core processors they announced at CES, Intel was very excited to announce and reveal that they’ve finally managed to reach 10nm with their new Sunny Cove architecture.
Intel’s upcoming Ice Lake chips will be the first ones offering a collection of technology built right in to the processor, including Thunderbolt 3, Wi-Fi and Gen II graphics all integrated. This means that any future PC including an Ice Lake Intel processor will have that technology, and enough Graphics to power a 4K monitor.
Intel showed off the chips running on working hardware, demonstrating the usual synthetic benchmarks, one including searching for images twice as fast.
One thing Intel failed to mention was availability, but know they are coming, and that, in the meantime, Intel will be working with OEMs to fine tune the processors.