Intel Launches First 10th Gen Core Processors
Intel officially launched 11 new 10th Gen Core processors designed for sleek 2-in-1s and laptops. They bring high-performance AI, feature new Iris Plus graphics and enable connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt 3. Systems are expected from PC manufacturers for the holiday season.
“These 10th Gen Core processors shift the paradigm for what it means to deliver leadership in mobile PC platforms. With broad-scale AI for the first time on PCs, an all-new graphics architecture, best-in-class Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt 3, all integrated onto the SoC, thanks to 10nm process technology and architecture design, we’re opening the door to an entirely new range of experiences and innovations for the laptop,” said Chris Walker, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of Mobility Client Platforms.
New Core processors are the first purpose-built processors for AI on thin-and-light laptops and 2 in 1s. They deliver the intelligent performance needed for modern AI-infused applications, with a suite of features and capabilities like Deep Learning Boost. It is a new, dedicated instruction set that accelerates neural networks on the CPU for maximum responsiveness in scenarios such as automatic image enhancements, photo indexing and photorealistic effects.
New processors also bring up to 1 teraflop of GPU engine compute for sustained, high-throughput inference applications like video stylization, analytics and real-time video resolution upscaling. Gaussian & Neural Accelerator (GNA) delivers a dedicated engine for background workloads such as voice processing and noise suppression at ultra-low power, for maximum battery life.
“The breadth of the full Windows experience on Intel Core processors is enhanced with the introduction of 10th Gen Intel Core processors,” said Mark Linton, general manager, Consumer and Device Sales, Microsoft. “With the AI performance and technology boost on Intel’s platform, PC consumers will start to see their Windows operating system and everyday Microsoft applications accelerate modern machine learning approaches.”
The processors, code-named “Ice Lake,” are the first to debut in the 10th Gen Intel Core processor family and will be available in new designs from PC manufacturers for the holiday season. This year at Computex, Intel previewed some of the first systems expected to arrive and on track for verification through the innovation program code-named “Project Athena,” including Acer Swift 5, Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, HP Envy 13 and Lenovo S940.