Last August, Intel finally provided detailed information about the tenth generation of the new Ice Lake processors and, after several years of waiting, presented its first 10 nm processors. Together with the 9W Y series and 15W U series processors, a 28W Core i7-1068G7 processor was introduced.
However, the Core i7-1068G7 is no longer listed on the Intel ARK website. But when the company was founded, there were two new 28-watt chips: Core i5-1038NG7, which is a completely new processor, and a modified Core i7-1068NG7. These chips are used in the new 13″ Apple MacBook Pro.
This is not the first time that Intel has released processors exclusively for Apple. The MacBook Air, which the company launched in late 2018, was equipped with a 7-watt Core i5-8210Y processor; the rest was available with a 5-watt Core i5-8200Y. The same situation occurs with this year’s MacBook Air, which received 10-watt Ice Lake Y processors, while devices from other manufacturers incorporated 9-watt chips.
The bad news is that Apple will apparently be the only company that will install the 28W Intel Ice Lake-U processors on their devices, which are an excellent foundation for making powerful ultrabooks.