Intel’s 10nm processors are nowhere near their launch. However, benchmarks for an alleged Intel 10nm+ Ice Lake CPU have leaked online. These leaked benchmarks reveal that Intel hasn’t abandoned the 10nm.
The leaked benchmarks for the 10nm Ice Lake CPU are interesting, to say the least. According to the leaks, the Intel 10nm+ Ice Lake CPU brings higher performance with the increased cache.
The benchmarks for the Intel 10nm Ice Lake CPU popped up at Geekbench. The benchmark refers to the CPU as “Intel Corporation Ice Lake Client Platform”.
The processor itself is dual-core with hyperthreading enabled. Furthermore, the CPU has a base frequency of 2.60 GHz with 4MB of L3 cache. The Intel 10nm Ice Lake managed to score 4151 in single-core and 7945 for multi-core.
However, given that it is just a leak, take it with a grain of salt as Intel is yet to announce it officially.
While we wait for Intel to roll out its 10nm CPUs, we already have one 10nm Intel CPU in the market. The CPU in question is Intel i3-8121U based on the Cannon Lake.
The Intel i3-8121U popped up earlier this year inside Lenovo Ideapad 330 Notebook. This 10nm CPU is also dual-core with a base clock of 2.2GHz and 4 MB L3 cache.
There is a possibility that the leaked 10nm Intel CPU might be a successor to i3-8121U. Also, given its specs, it might be a mobile CPU to be featured in laptops.
Interestingly, these leaked benchmarks come following a report that Intel has abandoned the 10nm. There is a possibility that the benchmarks were leaked to assure that Intel is indeed working on 10nm CPUs.
Speaking of Intel, reportedly, the company has decided to split its HEDT platform in two. According to the report, Intel will split its HEDT platform between Z399 Chipset and X599 chipset.
Interestingly, Intel has delayed its 10nm CPU to 2020. However, the company is still claiming that it is leading with its 10nm CPU technology. Given that Intel is yet to launch a proper 10nm CPU, this statement doesn’t make any sense.
Intel 10nm CPUs were to release in the second half of 2019 but Intel delayed it 2020. Intel is sticking with its 14 nm process node for its upcoming processors as a result.