Intel Ice Lake 10nm+ CPU Benchmark Leak Shows More Cache, Higher Performance

Intel Engineer
Intel has been put through the ringer recently due to the numerous delays facing its 10nm process node, and with good reason given how long the company has milked the 14nm node. Just yesterday, the company was forced to issue a public statement (via Twitter) to refute a report claiming that the company had abandoned its 10nm process technology altogether.

Despite all the drama, there are 10nm Intel Core processors already making the rounds, including the Cannon Lake based Core i3-8121U, which has its integrated GPU disabled. Now, we're getting a quick and dirty look at an alleged Ice Lake processor, which is built on the 10nm+ node

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The alleged Ice Lake processor popped up in Geekbench early this morning with the designation "Intel Corporation Ice Lake Client Platform". The unnamed processor is a dual-core part with HyperThreading enabled; it has a base frequency of 2.6GHz and 4MB of L3 cache.

The processor managed to pull in a single-core score of 4151 and a multi-core score of 7945. We usually take such early figures with a grain of salt, but they do at least seem to be genuine from what we can tell -- in addition, our source that pointed us to these results has an impeccable record.

Intel’s 10nm Cannon Lake processors are expected to arrive in systems in the latter half of 2019, while Ice Lake is supposed to land some time in 2020. At this point, it's thought that mainstream Ice Lake processors will feature support for AVX-512 instructions, include an integrated Gen 11 GPU, support for LPDDR4 memory, and hardware mitigations for both the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution exploits.