Intel Ice Lake’s process is strictly an enhanced version of the 10nm plus, as the cannon Lake, which uses the first generation’s 10nm process, has long since been born dead. And in 2020, Intel plans tiger Lake(Ten Generation Core?) for the 10nm technology, integrating the latest Willow Cove CPU core and 96-unit Xe GPU core, but still having only a low-power mobile version.
Intel 10nm has been slow to take on a big role, the biggest problem is the lack of performance, frequency, such as the current highest end of the i7-1065G7, The base frequency is only 1.3GHz, the single-core Turbo frequency is only 3.9GHz, the full core turbo is only 3.5GHz, for a 15W four core is not much better, even more than eight generations far behind.
According to the latest exposure, 10nm tiger Lake will be greatly improved in frequency, such as a single-core Turbo 4.3GHz, full-core Turbo 4.0GHz, 400-500MHz higher than now, and this is only a sample, the final official version will certainly be higher.
It is not clear the exact specifications of the sample, not surprisingly, it should be a 15W quad core.
Despite the great progress, it’s still far from 14nm Whiskey Lake (eight generations of Core), the same 15W quad-core i7-8665U can soar to 4.8GHz, and on the desktop, 14nm is even able to do the eight-core all-core 5.0GHz.
For 10nm, Intel will continue to tap its potential, already preparing a third improved version of 10nm plus, no accident will not be available until 2021, but when to land on the desktop is still a mystery.
Intel has repeatedly promised a 10nm desktop version, but for now it looks likely that it will repeat the fifth-generation Broadwell’s initial 14nm embarrassment, with only the i7-5775C, i5-5675C on the desktop, the integrated package product that directly brought the mobile version.