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At the big Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan, Intel today announced that it’s now shipping the 10th Gen Intel Core processors.

These CPUs, codenamed Ice Lake, are Intel’s first commercially available products built on a 10nm process. Previous generations of Intel Core processors have been built on a 14nm process.

Your customers should be able to buy laptops and 2-in-1s based on these new 10th Gen Intel Core processors soon. Leading OEMs are expected to ship their 10th gen-powered systems in time for this year’s holiday shopping season, Intel says.

AI, graphics, connectivity

The new 10th Gen Intel Core processor family comprises three models: the Core i3, i5 and i7. The latter has 4 core and 8 threads, and a maximum turbo frequency of 4.1 GHz.

10th Gen Intel Core Processor family

For high-speed storage, these new processors also support Intel Optane memory SSDs.

AI on a laptop is now possible, too, as these new processors include Intel’s Deep Learning Boost. Previously available only on Intel Xeon Scalable server processors, DL Boost uses a deep-learning framework to run complex AI workloads.

Graphics are enhanced, too, thanks to Intel Iris Plus. It’s based on the Gen11 graphics architecture, and said to provide users with professional content-creation capabilities.

Connectivity is getting better, too. The new Intel processors support Wi-Fi 6 for up to 1 Gbps wireless network. They also support Thunderbolt 3, allowing users to connect multiple docks, displays and power units with a single cable.

Put it all together, Intel says, and you take thin-and-light laptops and 2-in-1s to a whole new level.

Learn more: Read the 10th gen Intel Core processors product brief (PDF)


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