Tuesday, March 24th 2020

Trio of Intel 10th Gen "Ice Lake" NG Processors Show Up on Intel Website

Three new 10th generation Core "Ice Lake-U" notebook processors surfaced on Intel website with a curious new nomenclature, possibly ahead of their "Q2-2020" launch. The three follow the processor model numbering convention of 10x0NGy, where x denotes the key model differentiator, and y the iGPU tier differentiator. Among the three parts are the Core i7-1060NG7, the Core i5-1030NG7, and the Core i3-1000NG4. The i5-1060NG7 and i5-1030NG7 are 10-Watt parts and feature 4-core/8-thread "Sunny Cove" CPUs, while the i3-1000NG4 packs a 2-core/4-thread "Sunny Cove" CPU, and is rated at 9 W TDP.

What sets the Core i5 apart from the Core i7, besides CPU clock speeds, are L3 cache sizes: 8 MB for the Core i7, and 6 MB for the i5. The Core i3 packs 4 MB. With an eye clearly on ultra-portable notebooks, these chips only feature dual-channel LPDDR4 memory interfaces, with memory clock speeds of up to 3733 MT/s. The i7-1060NG7 CPU ticks at 1.20 GHz and up to 3.80 GHz Turbo Boost; while the i5-1030NG7 runs between 1.10 GHz to 3.50 GHz. The i3-1000NG4 is clocked 1.10 GHz with 3.20 GHz Turbo Boost. The Core i7 and Core i5 parts pack an identical Gen11 iGPU: Iris Plus clocked between 300 MHz to 1.10 GHz for the i7 and up to 1.05 GHz for the i5. The Core i3 features 300-900 MHz iGPU clock speeds and fewer execution units.
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13 Comments on Trio of Intel 10th Gen "Ice Lake" NG Processors Show Up on Intel Website

#1
Vayra86
Once again they've managed to think up a model number setup that is incredibly difficult to read anything out of. God almighty

How did they even end up with NG? No GPU... no because they have one. New GPU? Weird. Ice Lake. So lets use NG with a random number... OK!
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#2
notb
These are Ice Lake-Y SoCs - all already available in the new Macbook Air.
Seriously, you could at least use google before writing these texts.

"Q2-2020 launch" - O M G.
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#3
Vayra86
notb
These are Ice Lake-Y SoCs - all already available in the new Macbook Air.
Seriously, you could at least use google before writing these texts.

"Q2-2020 launch" - O M G.
Delivery is currently listed as from 6 April.

Is this not Q2?
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#5
Valantar
cronicash
i7-1065G7
Max Turbo Frequency - 3.90 GHz

ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/196597/intel-core-i7-1065g7-processor-8m-cache-up-to-3-90-ghz.html

More than three?
ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/codename/74979/ice-lake.html


These other models were launched a long time ago, back in fall of 2019. The three mentioned in the news post are new. And as mentioned above they are the chips in the new MBA. Probably not going to appear anywhere else if history is any indication.
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#6
Mats
Vayra86
Once again they've managed to think up a model number setup that is incredibly difficult to read anything out of. God almighty

How did they even end up with NG? No GPU... no because they have one. New GPU? Weird. Ice Lake. So lets use NG with a random number... OK!
My guess is that the two letters have nothing to do with each other. Gx is the GPU part of the name, which all Ice Lake CPU's have AFAIK, higher x after the G means better graphics.
N seems like a replacement for Y, maybe. Still not a good model name, tho.

Intel's been pushing this "hey we have iGPU's as well" as of lately, EXACTLY like AMD started pushing APU's back in the days when they had nothing better to show the world. :D /s
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#7
birdie
Bespoke CPUs for Apple.

/thread
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#8
micropage7
it's like Intel try to poisoning its own market with little difference and mark it as another series
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#9
notb
micropage7
it's like Intel try to poisoning its own market with little difference and mark it as another series
These -Y CPUs are in a totally different segment than the the -U models we've had earlier. "Little difference"?
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chris.london
notb
These -Y CPUs are in a totally different segment than the the -U models we've had earlier. "Little difference"?
5 of the CPUs released last year have a TDP of 9W. Those were clearly already “Y” models.
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notb
chris.london
5 of the CPUs released last year have a TDP of 9W. Those were clearly already “Y” models.
You're right.
But these are off roadmap, i.e. custom made for the buyer (Apple). So it's a different chip nevertheless.

Something slightly more interesting. Recently announced networking Atoms were added to Intel ARK.
The largest one has 24 cores:
www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/atom/p-series/p5962b.html
Another reason why desktop segment has to wait for its 10nm chance. :)
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#12
Vayra86
notb
You're right.
But these are off roadmap, i.e. custom made for the buyer (Apple). So it's a different chip nevertheless.

Something slightly more interesting. Recently announced networking Atoms were added to Intel ARK.
The largest one has 24 cores:
www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/atom/p-series/p5962b.html
Another reason why desktop segment has to wait for its 10nm chance. :)
Funny how Intel and yourself seem to have a similar issue with Quarters of a year. Scheduled for Q1 2020 it says there... yet no pricing available on the date of March 25. They have six days left...

;)

Paper reality is still what I see here., no more and no less.
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#13
notb
Vayra86
Funny how Intel and yourself seem to have a similar issue with Quarters of a year. Scheduled for Q1 2020 it says there... yet no pricing available on the date of March 25. They have six days left...
It's an OEM-only chip - for these Intel often doesn't give any pricing in ARK.
All Atom C-series are also without pricing.
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