10nm Intel desktop CPUs won’t arrive anytime soon but 10nm CPUs are coming to laptops and notebooks. This time around Dell’s roadmap has leaked online revealing Dell XPS 13 notebook featuring 10nm Intel Ice Lake-U CPU along with Dell XPS 17 and XPS Dual Screen Maximus.
Let’s start with the Dell XPS 13 with 10nm Intel Ice Lake-U CPU. Now the leaked roadmap suggests that there are two upcoming Dell XPS 13 models XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 and XPS 13 7300 Modena and both will feature the 10nm Intel Ice Lake-U CPU.
This falls in line with the previously leaked Intel roadmap revealing that 10nm mobile CPUs will become available in 2019. So expect XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 by the end of 2019 if the leaked Dell roadmap is to be believed.
However, Dell XPS 13 with 10nm Intel Ice Lake-U CPU isn’t the only notebook mentioned in the roadmap. According to the leaked Dell roadmap, Dell XPS 17 7700 will drop in 2020 and will come equipped with Intel Comet Lake-H CPU which features 8-10 Cores and is based on 14nm process node.
Not only that, XPS 17 also comes equipped with GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q. Obviously, this will be a cut-down verision of desktop GTX 1660 Ti.
The leaked Dell roadmap also mentions the XPS Dual Screen Maximus. However, the roadmap doesn’t reveal any specs but it’ll be interesting to see who Dell will manage two display screens on a single notebook. Given that the laptop comes with dual Screen the specs will be high-end.
Aside from the leaked Dell roadmap, previously Intel roadmap leaked online revealing upcoming desktop and mobile CPUs. While 10nm mobile CPUs will be arriving in 2019 and 2020, however, desktop CPUs won’t be getting 10nm till 2021 as Intel will stick with its 14nm process node.
Intel has dominated the CPU market for over a decade. But, with the launch of AMD Ryzen CPUs, the tables have started to turn due to Ryzen featuring higher core/threads counts and competitive prices.
Interestingly, Ryzen continues to outsell Intel by 2:1 and AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is still leading the charge. However, in terms of revenue, the gap between the two companies is very close.
Intel is also looking to get into the GPU market. The company is already working on a GPU of its own with former AMD Radeon Tech Group leader, Raja Kadori.
However, Intel has only given us a glimpse of its GPU but has confirmed that the GPU will launch in 2020.