Intel Launches First 10th Gen Intel Core Processors; First Purpose-Built Processors For AI

A step up in performance and responsiveness

Intel has officially launched 11 new, highly integrated 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors that are designed for remarkably sleek 2 in 1s and laptops. The biggest features for these processors is the inclusion of high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) to the PC at scale, new Intel® Iris® Plus graphics for stunning entertainment and brings the best connectivity with Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt™ 3. 

To put it simply; in addition to performance and responsiveness gains, AI, graphics, connectivity and I/O are optimized on the SoC for a solution that delivers a feature-rich suite of capabilities for OEMs to create laptops for people to watch, game and create more.

As the first purpose-built processors for AI on thin-and-light laptops and 2 in 1s, they deliver the intelligent performance needed for modern AI-infused applications, with a suite of features and capabilities such as Intel® Deep Learning Boos; a new, dedicated instruction set that accelerates neural networks on the CPU for maximum responsiveness in scenarios such as automatic image enhancements, photo indexing and photorealistic effects.

It also has up to 1 teraflop of GPU engine compute for sustained, high-throughput inference applications like video stylisation, analytics and real-time video resolution upscaling. There's also the Intel® Gaussian & Neural Accelerator (GNA) which delivers a dedicated engine for background workloads such as voice processing and noise suppression at ultra-low power, for maximum battery life.

These processors, code-named “Ice Lake,” are the first to debut in the 10th Gen Intel Core processor family and will be available in new designs from PC manufacturers for the holiday season. This year at Computex, Intel also previewed some of the first systems expected to arrive and on track for verification through the innovation program code-named “Project Athena,” including Acer Swift 5, Dell XPS 13 2 in 1, HP Envy 13”, and Lenovo S940.

Intel has more up their sleeve and will be revealing more details throughout this month, including the flagship built-for-business Intel® vPro™ platform. Stay tuned for more updates!