Intel's 10nm Mobile Processors Officially Launched today & likely to be the Brains and Brawn behind Apple's Q4 MacBook Pro
Today, Intel officially launched 11 new, highly integrated 10th Gen Intel Core processors designed for remarkably sleek 2-in-1s and laptops. The processors bring high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) to the PC at scale, feature new Intel Iris Plus graphics for stunning entertainment and enable the best connectivity1 with Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt 3. Systems are expected from PC manufacturers for the holiday season.
Chris Walker, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of Mobility Client Platforms in the Client Computing Group: "These 10th Gen Intel 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 Intel’s 10nm process technology and architecture design – we’re opening the door to an entirely new range of experiences and innovations for the laptop."
Why It Matters: 10th Gen Intel Core processors are foundational to Intel’s journey in enabling uncompromising and workload-optimized PC platforms with performance leadership across all vectors of computing. In addition to performance and responsiveness gains, AI, graphics, connectivity and I/O are optimized on the SoC for a solution that delivers a feature-rich suite of capabilities for OEMs to create laptops for people to watch, game and create more.
Intelligent performance: 10th Gen Intel 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:
Intel Deep Learning Boost, 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.
Up to 1 teraflop of GPU engine compute for sustained, high-throughput inference applications like video stylization, analytics and real-time video resolution upscaling.
Intel 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 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, Dell, HP and Lenovo.
Apple's new MacBook Pro with its reported 16" display is likely where Intel's new processors are going to end up in Apple's line-up in Q4. It's likely one of the "exciting" new products that Tim Cook hinted at in the company's fiscal Q3 press release.
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