Why The New Geration Inte i3 Become Trending

Uncategorized / 3 May, 2020

Why The New Geration Inte i3 Become Trending

Generation 10 Intel Core processors are slowly starting to enter the market, and there are a number of laptops that are seen starting to offer the latest SoC-based products. Keep in mind, there are 2 (two) types of processors that come and have the label ‘Intel 10th Gen Core’ on the Laptop: ‘Comet Lake’, and ‘Ice Lake’. Comet Lake itself uses 14nm fabrication and architecture that is not much different from the previous generation, while Ice Lake uses 10nm fabrication and also offers the latest CPU architecture ‘Sunny Cove’ and Integrated Graphics ‘Gen11’. Ice Lake also offers several connectivity options that have been upgraded from the previous generation.

In this article, we will conduct a brief analysis on an Ice Lake-based processor, but not a high-end Versi, but aimed at the mainstream / value class: a Core i3 ‘Ice Lake-U‘, Core i3-1005G1.

Previously, let’s look at some of the new technologies surrounding the following Intel Core 10th Gen.

Intel Core 10th Gen ‘Ice Lake’
Lineup: U / Y-series

The early versi of the Intel 10th Gen Core ‘Ice Lake’ processor seems to be intended for implementation on thin laptop devices, so it is rather natural that the target of the TDP rating carried by Ice Lake-U is 15-25W (U-series: 15-25-28W, Y- series: 9-12W). Here are 11 models of ‘Ice Lake’ released as the initial lineup

Naming

Naming the 10th Gen Core Ice Lake processor will be somewhat confusing for users who are not familiar, Intel itself formulates the naming as follows

If you don’t want to be confused with the ‘Comet Lake’ series, what you can notice is the letter ‘G’ in the naming of this processor which indicates the level of graphics integration performance. The ‘G7 ′ like the Core i7-1065G7 shows the highest series, while the‘ G1 ‘processor we tested, Core i3-1005G1 shows the lowest graphics level. For comparison, Core i3 Comet Lake has a name like Core i3-10110U, making this processor model still quite distinguishable from its name.

Core & Clockspeed, DDR4 Support

The average high-end Ice Lake processor (Core i5 / i7) will have a 4-Core 8-Thread configuration, while the Core i3 versi is on a 2-Core 4-thread. In terms of clockspeed, it appears that this 10nm processor has a relatively small operating range, with the unggul processor in the 15-25W class, Core i7-1065G7, has a Max Turbo at 3.9 Ghz (in comparison, ‘Whiskey Lake-U’ Core i7-8565U have Max Turbo at 4.6 Ghz). Core i3 itself like 1005G1 still has Turbo up to 3.4 Ghz, not too far from the i5 and i7 versions.

For memory support, thanks to the use of a new memory controller, Ice Lake will support the use of DDR4 up to DDR4-3200 rating (with sizes up to 64GB) or there is also an LPDDR4X option with speed ratings up to LPDDR4X-3733 (with sizes up to 32GB).