Apple recently unveiled its new MacBook Air notebook for 2020, upgrading its processor to the Intel 10nm Ice Lake Tenth Generation Core, but many of the specifications don’t correspond to Intel’s publicly available models, apparently a custom version. Now, Intel has finally released the model specifications for the processors used in the MacBook Air, which are privately tailored and will differ in model, frequency, power consumption, technology and even packaging.
First, the MacBook Air 2020 is equipped with an ultra-low-power version of the Ice Lake-Y series, rather than the ice Lake-U series, or a 10nm process, with a package size changed from 26.5 x 18.5 mm to 22.0 x 16.5 mm, a 26% smaller package. Better suited to the macBook Air’s extremely limited space layout.
Second, Apple’s custom version eliminates the support of Aoten memory technology and TXT’s trusted execution technology, which is not available anyway.
In terms of specific models, the entry model is “Core i3-1000NG4”, derived from i3-100G4, are dual core four-threaded, CPU frequency range 1.1-3.2GHz, Iris Plus core core core graphics frequency 300-900MHz, thermal design power consumption 9W, However, the state of power consumption that can be lowered to 800MHz reference frequency and 8W thermal design power is eliminated.
“Core i5-1030NG7” comes from the i5-1030G7, are four core eight threads, CPU reference frequency increased from 800MHz to 1.1GHz, the maximum frequency is still 3.5GHz, the sharp torch graphics frequency 300-1050MHz, the thermal design power consumption increased from 9W to 10W, but does not support upward to 1.1GHz, 12W.
Top is the Core i7-1060NG7, derived from the i7-1060G7, four core eight threads, CPU reference frequency increased from 1.0GHz to 1.2GHz, turbo frequency up to 3.8GHz, sharp torch graphics frequency 300-1100MHz, thermal design power consumption is also from 9W to 10W, and cancel 1.3GHz, 12W acceleration.
A more detailed comparison at the end of the text
i3-1000NG4, i5-1030NG7 has appeared in the GeekBench 5 test database, the former transcript thread 1074-1094, multithreaded 2332-2412, the latter single thread 1174-1192, multithreaded 3238-3253.
In addition, the new MacBook Air notebook number is identified as “MacBook Air 9,1”.