The first results of a supposed Intel Ice Lake processor were filtered in the Geekbench benchmark. This processor would be one of the first to be manufactured with Intel’s 10 nm+ node. A new entry in the Geekbench benchmark database reveals some upcoming changes to Intel’s Ice Lake architecture. If this information proves correct, Intel could propose one of the most important ” Redesigns ” of recent years.
Intel’s next so-called “big” microprocessor architecture is Ice Lake. The architecture should have a 10 nm engraving. The Geekbench application database has recently been enhanced with technical examples of a mysterious dual-core processor called Ice Lake. Analysis of the information shows that changes have been observed around the L1 and L2 caches compared to current solutions.
When we see these results, the first thing is to stop thinking about what this alleged Intel Ice Lake processor belongs to. In a 2-core configuration with Hyper-Threading, the processor does not seem to belong to the desktop area, but to the laptop processor area, where this type of configuration of cores and threads is most frequently seen.
It is also shocking if the L3 cache had dropped from 9MB to 4MB. All these data are comparable to those used by the processors of the Coffee Lake and Whiskey Lake laptop series. On the other hand, the L1 and L2 caches have increased significantly, from 32 KB to 48 KB and from 256 KB to 512 KB.
This chip is announced with a base frequency of 2.6 GHz. It achieved 4151 in single core and 7945 in multi-core. This was published on October 23. The platform seems to be a nomadic type with 16 MB DDR4 SODIMM. Finally, the operating system is a popular Linux distribution, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
It should also be noted that it is very difficult to believe that Intel, without having completed the design of the 10 nm node, already had the first processors in its hands that were manufactured in a node that would be higher than the 10 nm, the 10 nm+, as it would be a refined process of the problematic 10 nm.