Intel Ice Lake is the herald the computing world has been waiting for – finally something we haven’t yet seen from Intel. These new laptop processors are the first 10nm processors Intel has put out in the mainstream – officially beating Cannon Lake to the punch.
Intel Ice Lake chips were first revealed at Computex 2019 and are the first commercially available processors that moved away from the aging 14nm process, which has repeatedly been ‘enhanced’ since the introduction of Broadwell about six years ago.
With AMD’s its 7nm Zen 2 processors hitting the streets, including AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation and Threadripper 3rd Generation, Team Blue’s chips have a lot of catching up to do, even if it is only on the mobile side of things.
Luckily, Intel Ice Lake is finally here, and is already featured in a ton of the best laptops and Ultrabooks on the market – including the new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 and the Surface Pro 7.
And, so we thought it would be a good time to collect all the Ice Lake information in one place, especially because the naming is a bit tricky (whoever thought “Intel Core i7-1065G7” was a good name?). Be sure to keep this page bookmarked, and we’ll keep it updated with any and all 10nm developments.
Cut to the Chase
- What is it? Intel’s next-generation, 10nm CPU lineup
- When is it out? Out now
- What will it cost? Depends on the laptop running it
Intel Ice Lake release date
Intel announced Ice Lake back at CES 2019, which came as a bit of a surprise, especially when Team Blue announced that it would be slated for release before the holiday season hit. Even more surprising is the fact that Intel kept its promise despite the time crunch, rolling out the Intel Ice Lake processors on August 1, 2019.
The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2019) was one of the first laptops to benefit from Intel’s new tech. And, now it seems like every mainstream laptop coming out is packing these processors. In fact, the latest Ice Lake-equipped processors to hit the streets are the new Surface devices revealed by Microsoft at its October Event.
Intel Ice Lake price
Intel Ice Lake is a mobile platform. While that does mean that laptop manufacturers have to pay Intel for the right to use its laptops, the price of the laptops using the chips will differ depending on the product.
Still, you’ll probably see entry level laptops using the Intel Core i3-1005G1, while only the most powerful flagships get the Intel Core i7-1068G7.
Intel Ice Lake specs
The key feature of Intel Ice Lake is, of course, the new underlying 10nm Sunny Cove architecture. What’s more, these new processors are the first chips to boast next-generation Gen11 graphics.
Intel says that…