Ice Lake (microprocessor)

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Ice Lake is Intel's codename for the 10th generation Intel Core mobile and 3rd generation Xeon Scalable server processors based on the new Sunny Cove microarchitecture. Ice Lake represents an Architecture step in Intel's Process-Architecture-Optimization model.[1][2][3][4] Produced on the second generation of Intel's 10 nm process, 10 nm+, Ice Lake is Intel's second microarchitecture to be manufactured on the 10 nm process, following the limited launch of Cannon Lake in 2018.[1][5][6][7][8] However, Intel altered their naming scheme in 2020 for the 10 nm process. In this new naming scheme, Ice Lake's manufacturing process is called simply 10 nm, without any appended pluses.[9]

Ice Lake
General information
LaunchedSeptember 2019 (availability)
Product code80689
Performance
Max. CPU clock rate4.1 GHz
Cache
L1 cache80 KiB per core
(32 instructions + 48 data)
L2 cache512 KiB per core
L3 cacheUp to 8 MiB, shared
Architecture and classification
Min. feature sizeIntel 10 nm Tri-Gate
Architecturex86-64
MicroarchitectureSunny Cove
Instructionsx86-64
Physical specifications
Cores
  • 2-4
GPU(s)Gen11
Socket(s)
  • BGA1526
Products, models, variants
Brand name(s)
    • Core i3
    • Core i5
    • Core i7
History
PredecessorCannon Lake (10 nm process)
Whiskey Lake (14 nm optimization)
SuccessorSame generation: Comet Lake (14 nm optimization)
Next generation: Tiger Lake (10 nm optimization)
Ice Lake-SP
General information
LaunchedApril 2021
Performance
Max. CPU clock rate3.7 GHz
Cache
L1 cache80 KiB per core
(32 instructions + 48 data)
L2 cacheUp to 50 MB, shared
L3 cacheUp to 60 MB, shared
Architecture and classification
Min. feature sizeIntel 10 nm Tri-Gate
Architecturex86-64
MicroarchitectureSunny Cove
Instructionsx86-64
Physical specifications
Cores
  • up to 40
Products, models, variants
Brand name(s)
    • Xeon Silver
    • Xeon Gold
    • Xeon Platinum
History
PredecessorCascade Lake (14 nm)
SuccessorSame generation: Cooper Lake (14 nm, 4S/8S systems)
Next generation: Sapphire Rapids

Ice Lake CPUs are sold together with the 14 nm Comet Lake CPUs as Intel's "10th Generation Core" product family.[10] There are no Ice Lake desktop or high-power mobile processors; Comet Lake fulfills this role. Sunny Cove-based Xeon Scalable CPUs (codenamed "Ice Lake-SP") officially launched on April 6, 2021.[11]

Ice Lake's direct successor in mobile is Tiger Lake, a third-generation 10 nm processor family using the new Willow Cove microarchitecture and integrated graphics based on the new Intel Xe microarchitecture.[12] Ice Lake-SP will be succeeded by Sapphire Rapids, powered by Golden Cove cores.[13]

Design history and featuresEdit

Ice Lake was designed by Intel Israel's processor design team in Haifa, Israel.[14][15]

Ice Lake is built on the Sunny Cove microarchitecture.[16][17] Intel released details of Ice Lake during Intel Architecture Day in December 2018, stating that the Sunny Cove core Ice Lake would be focusing on single-thread performance, new instructions, and scalability improvements. Intel stated that the performance improvements would be achieved by making the core "deeper, wider, and smarter".[17]

Ice Lake features Intel's Gen11 graphics, increasing the number of execution units to 64, from 24 or 48 in Gen9.5 graphics, achieving over 1 TFLOPS of compute performance.[citation needed] Each execution unit supports 7 threads, meaning that the design has 512 concurrent pipelines. Feeding these execution units is a 3 megabyte L3 cache, a four-fold increase from Gen9.5, alongside the increased memory bandwidth enabled by LPDDR4X on low-power mobile platforms. Gen11 graphics also introduces tile-based rendering and Coarse Pixel Shading (CPS), Intel's implementation of variable-rate shading (VRS). The architecture also includes an all-new HEVC encoder design.[17] On August 1, 2019, Intel released the specifications of Ice Lake -U and -Y CPUs.[18] The Y-series CPUs lost their -Y suffix and m3 naming. Instead, Intel uses a trailing number before the GPU type to indicate their package power; 0 corresponds to 9 W, 5 to 15 W, and 8 to 28 W. Furthermore, the first two numbers in the model number correspond to the generation of the chip, while the third number dictates the family the CPU belongs to (i3, i5, etc.); thus, a 1035G7 would be a 10th generation Core i5 with a package power of 15 Watts and a G7 GPU.

Pre-orders for laptops featuring Ice Lake CPUs started in August 2019, followed by shipments in September.[19]

CPUEdit

GPUEdit

PackageEdit

  • 10 nm transistors[9] (originally called 10 nm+ transistors in older naming scheme)[37]
  • New memory controller with DDR4 3200 and LPDDR4X 3733 support
  • Integrated support for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
  • Thunderbolt 3 support[38]

List of Ice Lake CPUsEdit

Ice Lake (mobile)Edit

Processor
branding
Model Cores
(threads)
CPU clock

(GHz)

GPU L3
cache

(MiB)

TDP

(W)

cTDP Price

(US$)

Base Turbo Series EUs Max
clock
rate

(GHz)

up down
Core i7 1068NG7 4 (8) 2.3 4.1 Iris Plus 64 1.1 8 28 426
1065G7 1.3 3.9 15 25 12
1060NG7 1.2 3.8 10
1060G7 1.0 9 12
Core i5 1038NG7 2.0 1.05 6 28 320
1035G7 1.2 3.7 15 25 12
1035G4 1.1 48 309
1035G1 1.0 3.6 UHD 32 13 297
1030NG7 1.1 3.5 Iris Plus 64 10
1030G7 0.8 9 12
1030G4 0.7 48
Core i3 1005G1 2 (4) 1.2 3.4 UHD 32 0.9 4 15 25 13 281
1000NG4 1.1 3.2 Iris Plus 48 9
1000G4 12 8
1000G1 UHD 32

Ice Lake-SP (Xeon Scalable)Edit

Xeon Platinum seriesEdit

CPU Name Cores / Threads Base Clock Boost Clock

(1-Core)

Boost Clock

(All-Core)

L3 Cache L2 Cache TDP Price (RCP)
Xeon Platinum 8380 40 / 80 2.30 GHz 3.40 GHz 3.00 GHz 60 MB 50.00 MB 270W $8099 US
Xeon Platinum 8368Q 38 / 76 2.60 GHz 3.70 GHz 3.30 GHz 57 MB 47.50 MB 270W $6743 US
Xeon Platinum 8368 38 / 76 2.40 GHz 3.40 GHz 3.20 GHz 57 MB 47.50 MB 270W $6302 US
Xeon Platinum 8362 32 / 64 2.80 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.50 GHz 48 MB 40.00 MB 265W $5448 US
Xeon Platinum 8360Y 36 / 72 2.40 GHz 3.50 GHz 3.10 GHz 54 MB 45.00 MB 250W $4702 US
Xeon Platinum 8352S 32 / 64 2.20 GHz 3.40 GHz 2.80 GHz 48 MB 40.00 MB 205W $4064 US
Xeon Platinum 8358 32 / 64 2.60 GHz 3.40 GHz 3.30 GHz 48 MB 40.00 MB 250W $3950 US
Xeon Platinum 8358P 32 / 64 2.60 GHz 3.40 GHz 3.20 GHz 48 MB 40.00 MB 240W $3950 US
Xeon Platinum 8352V 36 / 72 2.10 GHz 3.50 GHz 2.50 GHz 54 MB 45.00 MB 195W $3450 US
Xeon Platinum 8351N 36 / 72 2.40 GHz 3.50 GHz 3.10 GHz 54 MB 45.00 MB 225W $3027 US


Xeon Gold seriesEdit

CPU Name Cores / Threads Base Clock Boost Clock

(1-Core)

Boost Clock

(All-Core)

L3 Cache L2 Cache TDP Price (RCP)
Xeon Gold 6348 28 / 56 2.60 GHz 3.50 GHz 3.40 GHz 42 MB 35.00 MB 235W $3072 US
Xeon Gold 6338N 32 / 64 2.20 GHz 3.50 GHz 2.70 GHz 48 MB 40.00 MB 185W $2795 US
Xeon Gold 6338T 32 / 64 2.10 GHz 3.40 GHz 2.70 GHz 48 MB 40.00 MB 165W $2742 US
Xeon Gold 6338 32 / 64 2.00 GHz 3.20 GHz 2.60 GHz 48 MB 40.00 MB 205W $2612 US
Xeon Gold 6314U 32 / 64 2.30 GHz 3.40 GHz 2.90 GHz 48 MB 40.00 MB 205W $2600 US
Xeon Gold 6342 24 / 48 2.80 GHz 3.50 GHz 3.30 GHz 36 MB 30.00 MB 230W $2529 US
Xeon Gold 6334 8 / 16 3.60 GHz 3.70 GHz 3.60 GHz 18 MB 10.00 MB 165W $2214 US
Xeon Gold 6330N 28 / 56 2.20 GHz 3.40 GHz 2.60 GHz 42 MB 35.00 MB 165W $2029 US
Xeon Gold 6336Y 24 / 48 2.40 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.00 GHz 36 MB 30.00 MB 185W $1977 US
Xeon Gold 6330 28 / 56 2.00 GHz 3.10 GHz 2.60 GHz 42 MB 35.00 MB 205W $1894 US
Xeon Gold 5318S 24 / 48 2.10 GHz 3.40 GHz 2.60 GHz 36 MB 30.00 MB 165W $1667 US
Xeon Gold 5320 26 / 52 2.20 GHz 3.40 GHz 2.80 GHz 39 MB 32.50 MB 185W $1555 US
Xeon Gold 6312U 24 / 48 2.40 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.10 GHz 36 MB 30.00 MB 185W $1450 US
Xeon Gold 5318N 24 / 48 2.10 GHz 3.40 GHz 2.70 GHz 36 MB 30.00 MB 150W $1375 US
Xeon Gold 6326 16 / 32 2.90 GHz 3.50 GHz 3.30 GHz 24 MB 20.00 MB 185W $1300 US
Xeon Gold 5318Y 24 / 48 2.00 GHz 3.40 GHz 2.60 GHz 36 MB 30.00 MB 165W $1273 US
Xeon Gold 5317 12 / 24 3.00 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.40 GHz 18 MB 15.00 MB 150W $950 US
Xeon Gold 5315Y 8 / 16 3.20 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.50 GHz 12 MB 10.00 MB 150W $895 US

Xeon Silver seriesEdit

CPU Name Cores / Threads Base Clock Boost Clock

(1-Core)

Boost Clock

(All-Core)

L3 Cache L2 Cache TDP Price (RCP)
Xeon Silver 4316 20 / 40 2.30 GHz 3.40 GHz 2.80 GHz 30 MB 25.00 MB 150W $1002 US
Xeon Silver 4314 16 / 32 2.40 GHz 3.40 GHz 2.90 GHz 24 MB 20.00 MB 135W $694 US
Xeon Silver 4310T 10/20 2.30 GHz 3.40 GHz 2.90 GHz 15 MB 13.75 MB 105W $555 US
Xeon Silver 4310 12 / 24 2.10 GHz 3.30 GHz 2.70 GHz 18 MB 12.50 MB 120W $501 US
Xeon Silver 4309Y 8 / 16 2.80 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.40 GHz 12 MB 10.00 MB 105W $501 US

Xeon Bronze seriesEdit

There are no bronze series processors in Xeon SP Gen3.

See alsoEdit

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