The single Ice Lake model with an enlarged 28-watt casing has disappeared from the official chipmaker's official list - it seems only Dark Will be able to enjoy these capabilities in the current generation
The challenges (or failures, as can be defined today without too much guilt) of Intel As part of the process of manufacturing the chips at 10 nm, we gave birth to several interesting features that we have not experienced before - such as the launch of 10 nm models Mobile Parallel to 14 nm models Mobile Veterans actually compete with each other in some categories and price levels, with an advantage for the built-in core graphics performance and an advantage for the overall processing cores performance for each of the respective families.
CPUsIce Lake The 10-nanometer U-family proved themselves with a significant upgrade for the graphical Iris Plus cores, but at the same time offered significantly lower operating frequencies for the CPU cores relative to the 14-nanometer U-processors as silent evidence of difficulty in obtaining output Wide range of chips with minimal leakage - which also probably explains why Intel chose to stick to 14nm lithography in the world of desktop processors and also in the world of portable H-processors for now.
Despite this, one processor model was supposed to stand out and provide a glimpse into the potential of the Ice Lake generation when provided with a larger and more efficient cooling system - theCore i7-1068G7, with four cores at a base frequency of 2.3GHz, maximum turbo frequency of 4.1GHz (for single core), Core Graphic with 64 execution units and an enlarged power envelope of 28 watts, instead of 15 watts by default in all other models. Intel announced in early 2020 that this intriguing model would be available for PC makers during the first quarter of the year - but now that we're in the middle of the second quarter it's clear that this plan has changed and was probably simply shelved behind the scenes.
Any mention of the Core i7-1068G7 model has disappeared from the official site Intel In it you can find information pages for all the company's products from the present and the past - while in its place, a pair of models were added to the database.Core i5-1038NG7 andCore i7-1068NG7 - both with an increased official power envelope of 28 watts, but exclusively for company laptops Dark, With a recent premiere on the mobile phonesMacbook Pro 13 inch.
It will certainly be interesting to test the performance of the 28-watt Ice Lake models on MacBook Pros compared to the 15-watt 15-inch Ice Lake models and the XNUMX-watt Comet Lake models - but unfortunately it seems that people in the Windows system will not Get for themselves Mobile Which includes these capabilities in practice, even if they want to. We will keep our fingers crossed that the generation of processorsTiger lake The mobiles planned to arrive later this year will be able to offer us increased performance along with a greater range of models.