It's unclear what the first Project Athena laptops will be, but the company says it's now deploying the 1.0 target specification, and partners including Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo will have them in stores in the second half of the year.
Each new generation of Intel processors typically comes in a variety of flavors depending on how much power you need, from beefy 95-watt desktop enthusiast chips all the way down to 5 or 7-watt Y-series parts designed for extremely thin, fanless laptops and convertible tablets. As usual, Intel's other performance comparison claims are with older technologies such as 6th Gen Skylake CPUs or Gen9 Graphics.
The processors also include Wi-Fi 6 technologies, which is the next generation of cellular interconnectivity.
"We delivered solid first-quarter results with significant gross margin expansion as Ryzen and EPYC processor and datacentre GPU revenue more than doubled year over year", Su said at the time. However it looks like Intel is going to split up the U-series a bit; 32 European Union parts are listed as "Ice Lake U UHD", while 48 and 64 European Union parts are "Ice Lake U Iris Plus".
In titles like CS: GO, Rainbow Six Siege and Total War: Three Kingdoms the Gen11 graphics will nearly double the performance compared to the Intel Gen9 graphics, offering to impact visual experiences even on portable devices.
A versatile Thunderbolt 3 port paired with Wi-Fi 6 tech speeds up connectivity speeds to 1Gbps.
Ice Lake is faster, and faster is good - but Intel's promises around speed aren't particularly mindblowing ones. Do note that in order to achieve such high speeds, the internet service and router needs to support the appropriate standards and protocols.
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We'll let you know what we truly think of Ice Lake when Intel reveals the actual parts - and when we get a chance to try those chips for ourselves.
In an attempt to refine and develop better performing laptops, Intel started the "Project Athena" innovation program.
Intel has come up with a set of requirements called "key experience indicators" or KEI that are based on real-world conditions on laptops rather than being purely raw performance. There have also been bumps in single-thread performance over Intel's 8th gen Whiskey Lake processors, but the gain seems very marginal.
"No one wants to compromise; people want it all: battery life, performance, responsiveness, connectivity and slick form factors". The company has noted that it will have close to thirty new designs coming to market by partners such as Dell. At a guess, I'd say it will probably be at least another year or so before we see 10th Gen Ice Lake desktop CPUs, as it was only last month that Intel announced the rest of their 9th Gen Coffee Lake line-up.
Intel Gen11 is "the industry's first integrated GPU to incorporate variable rate shading capability by applying variable processing power to different areas of the scene to improve rendering performance", says Intel.
We're big fans of Intel's previous NUC devices, and the NUC Compute Element will offer a big leap in performance, while remaining relatively low cost and easy to upgrade. The Intel Performance Maximizer (IPM) will be a free download, alongside Intel Dynamic Tuning Technology, Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, and the Intel Graphics Command Center. All travel and accommodation expenses were taken care of by Intel.