It is impossible for AMD to completely dominate the Computex stage 2019 with 7nm Ryzen 3000 CPU technologies, "Blue Team" Intel quickly revealed the next generation of Ice Lake based on 10nm process technology to keep taking the number one position is increasing.
Intel has announced relatively new information about the upcoming 10nm Ice Lake processor generation and is clearly one of the biggest changes Intel has had since 2015. Ice Lake, or more specifically Sunnycove, will be the next major upgrade for consumers who have had to wait too long with the 14nm process.
Information revealed about Intel Ice Lake at Computex 2019: 18% IPC, AI, WIFI6, integrated Gen11 graphics and more
Ice Lake processor will be the first CPU based on 10nm process to be commercialized and shipped in bulk from Intel and the second test with 10nm after Cannonlake. Information and technical specifications officially disclosed at Computex 2019 were very impressive when the architecture achieved upgrade up to 18% IPC compared to Sky Lake and nearly 40% about raw performance.
This will be a significant upgrade and can create a new upgrade cycle for Intel customers if all goes well.
The biggest feature about Ice Lake is that it is based on the 10nm process. But beyond that fact, Intel also said about important feature upgrades that can be handled WHO and the amount of work involved machine learning – Selling points for a certain group of customers. Based on the information slide, Ice Lake processor gains 2.5 times the speed of Sky Lake when doing the same AI workload thanks to DL Boost.
Thunderbolt 3 will be integrated with full support of 4K 60 and HDR10. Gen11 graphics marked Intel's first serious effort with iGPU and popular 1080p gaming is possible.
HEVC encoding (up to 8K) with WIFI6 is also added to CPU Ice Lake. Overall, this is an upgrade and a great successor of Sky Lake, taking more than 4 years to realize.
Ice Lake, based on the design of converge chassis fabric design, increased bandwidth while reducing the number of cores while keeping the potential for upgrades available. Display graphics are now upgraded when it can support up to 5K @ 60 and 4K @ 120.
According to the raw specifications obtained, preliminary products of CPU Ice Lake will be the design 9W, 15W and 28W intended for mobile market (laptop …) and is capable of boosting the clock up to 4.1GHz. The maximum number of multipliers is 4 with hyper threading enabled (Ice Lake has minimized the attack level of specter and other similar attacks). The product line will be divided into 3 segments i3, i5 and i7 familiar with Graphics has a clock rate 1.1 GHz. DDR 3200 It is now supported automatically without having to adjust overclock. The size of L2 cache is up to 8MB.
Surprisingly, the message Intel wants to convey is controlled optimism. Signaling to the end of a process (14nm) late last year, Intel referred to 10nm as merely "new semiconductor technology". It seems silently working and caring for the product is really a wise approach that "Blue team" decides to implement this time.
Ice Lake will also bring a completely new integrated platform called PCH. Ice Lake PCH is produced based on the 14nm process and is the home of the WIFI 6 controller, which is expected to deliver three times the speed of the previous generation. PCH also brings new FIVR setup to ensure better power supply. It owns the standard IO set including 6 x USB 3.1 (or 10x USB 2), x16 PCIe stream and x3 SATA 6Gbps.
Intel Ice Lake CPU (Sunnycove uAarch) benchmark
Intel also provides some performance figures for Sunnycove, the first microarchitecture of Ice Lake, and they are not disappointing. Much of the information has been revealed by Intel a few months ago, including Deeper, Wider and Smarter design strategies, along with some other information such as larger cache capacity, partitioning ports, and extensive processing. more as well as minimizing Speculation-based attacks (Specter …) at the hardware level.
Some important details in this Computex launch are the L1 cache capacity upgraded from 32KB to 48KB and the L2 cache capacity is doubled, to 512KB. op cache is raised to 2.25k compared to 1.5k on Skylake. The instructions / crypto effects are added with vector capabilities like DL Boost. All of these changes contribute to a more flexible processor.
As mentioned above, Intel is very confident in AI performance and indeed numbers are not bad at all. With Resnet 50, one of the standard work content for AI, Ice Lake CPU scores 2.5 times higher than Skylake. And finally, we have IPC performance benchmark: 18% larger than Skylake and nearly 1.4 times faster. Single-person scores can be observed below.