Utilizing the Computex 2019 event in Taipei, Taiwan, Intel introduced a new architecture for its processor, namely Sunny Cove 10nm. The brand-new architecture is embedded in the 10th Generation Intel Core processor which was previously known as the Ice Lake name code.
Citing Tom’s Hardware, one of the Ice Lake enhancements compared to previous Sky Lake processors was instruction per cycle which was 18 percent higher. For applications, the resulting performance is claimed to be 30 to 40 percent higher.
Together with the 10th generation Core processors, Intel also announces the Gen11 graphics engine which is said to have twice the performance compared to the previous generation.
Other improvements include the support of four Thunderbolt 3 connectors, each of which is claimed to have speeds of 4xUSB 3, DDR4-3200 or 4×32 LPDDR4X-3733 memory, and the latest WiFi 6 standard.
The types of Ice Lake processors themselves have not been announced but will consist of Core i3, i5, and i7 series like their predecessors.
The Ice Lake processor is intended for laptops and other portable devices that prioritise thin sizes. It is likely that there will be Y and U series variants that save power with 9-watt TDP, 15 watts and 25 watts.
These 10th-generation processors will come with up to four cores and eight threads with L3 cache is up to 8MB. Meanwhile, the turbo boost speed can reach the range of 4.1GHz.