Apple last week updated the 2020 MacBook Air to upgrade its processor to the latest 10-generation Ice Lake, and from the previous generation, the MacBook Air should continue to use the ultra-low voltage range of processors. But we can’t find the processor in Intel’s ARK repository because it’s semi-customized. In recent days, Intel’s official website has briefly appeared on these processors (now gone), and what they have in common is that models are one more “N” letter than conventional Ice Lake-Y processors.
2020 MacBook Air Specs
Intel announced the Ice Lake-Y series last August.
The three processors that were leaked this time were Core i3-1000NG4, Core i5-1030NG7, and Core i7-1060NG7, which corresponds to Apple’s official data from the frequency information: dual core core i3, Base frequency 1.1GHz, Turbo 3.2GHz corresponding to Core i3-1000NG4; quadcore Core i5, base frequency 1.1GHz, Turbo 3.5GHz for Core i5-1030NG7; Quad core i7, base frequency 1.2GHz, core 3.8GHz corresponding To Core i7-1060NG7.
Core i5-1030NG7 and Core i7-1060NG7 have TDP s10W, while dual-core Core i3-1000NG4 is 9W. Apple’s customization capabilities are still relatively strong, with the N version of the n version than the N’s in the base frequency of a bit higher.
Under Apple’s aggressive 100-degree temperature wall plan, ice Lake-Y should still have a noticeable performance improvement on the new MacBook Air compared to the previous generation. And thanks to the processor’s integrated Thunderbolt controller, the internal circuit design may be somewhat simplified.
The Ice Lake-Y series processors have been delayed since the release, but according to the January news and the MacBook Air, there should be other vendors coming out soon.