New Ashes of the Singularity benchmark has been spotted and it mentions an unnamed Intel CPU. The graphics part is described as generation 11 which is supposed to be Intel Ice Lake based on the 10nm process. As the score is pretty low, this seems to be a low-power mobile chip for laptops and notebooks.
This could be an upcoming U series or Y series CPU that will be power efficient. According to the benchmark, the chip will have 4 cores and 8 threads. The higher core count is becoming a standard and it is nice to see 4 core laptops in the mainstream as they will be much better for multitasking and content creation. You can check out the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark below.
Ashes Of The Singularity is a very demanding title but it does use the numerous cores and threads and that might be the reason why this test has been used to benchmarks the Intel Ice Lake CPU. Other than that, this does seem to be an initial chip and the performance of the final version will most likely be different.
While I am sure there will be better optimization as well as tweaking in order to get the best out of the chip, this does seem like a mobile chip, so I would not expect too much in terms of performance. Plus this is a very demanding game, so the numbers in this benchmarks will not increase by a significant margin.
Intel Ice Lake based CPUs will be coming out in 2019, provided that Intel can figure out the issues with the 10nm process and the yield is as expected. The company does need to push things, in order to compete with AMD Ryzen.
Let us know what you think about the upcoming Intel Ice Lake CPUs and whether or not you are interested in getting one.