Intel Says that 10nm Ice Lake Laptop CPUs are Coming

Aug 22nd 2020

By Robert Kirchner JR

The Battle for Mobile CPU Market Share Between AMD and Intel Continues to Heat Up

Intel's coming Ice Lake mobile CPUs are a bid to compete against coming AMD Ryzen 4000 chips.

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Intel Has Struggled to Release a Good 10nm Process

Intel has struggled to move away from 14nm nodes for quite some time. Just announcing long delays for their future 7nm node, Intel saying they may outsource some chip production.

With about 35 new mobile CPUs in the coming 10th generation release, maybe some coming relief to worried investors.

AMD has Enjoyed Much Success with the Ryzen Family of Processors

AMD has certainly given Intel a run for it's money when they released their Ryzen chips. With AMD's market share growing every day, it especially has started to enjoy popularity in laptop PCs.

Announcing their coming Ryzen 4000 Zen2 chips. Thew Ryzen will offer mobile platforms up to 8 cores / 16 threads and integrated Radeon Vega GPU. These chips chips are sure to pack a punch.

Intel 10th Generation Ice Lake Mobile Offerings

The Ice Lake chips will come in the i3, i5 and i7 flavors, with TDPs of 9W, 15W and 28W respectively.

The Intel packages will offer only up to 4 cores / 8 threads. It seems that the chip giant has struggled to keep up with AMD's core count offerings.

These CPUs will offer up to 8MB of cache, and max turbo frequency of up to 4.1GHz. Keep in mind that you will only achieve the max turbo frequency when working on a single core load.

They will offer integrated Intel UHD graphics, up to 1.1GHz, and low power DDR4 memory.

AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile Offerings

AMD boasts it's coming mobile chips will host better memory controllers, increased PCIe bandwidth and 7nm Radeon Vega integrated graphics.

Packages packing up to 8 cores / 16 threads with up to 4.4GHz max turbo frequency and sporting 12MB of cache.

The Ryzen will come with up to 8 cores of Vega GPU, at 1750MHz, and offer TDPs between 15W to 45W.


It seems that after so many years of sitting on top of the CPU market, Intel finds find it hard to innovate and compete with AMD. Intel Ice Lake 10th gen chips will be their first 10nm mobile process.

Intel has struggled to prevent AMD from growing market share in the laptop and mobile space. Ice Lake may relieve some share holder doubts, but as we can see, AMD is bringing a lot to the table this time around.

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