Ice Lake (microprocessor)

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Ice Lake
General information
LaunchedSeptember 2019 (availability)
Product code80689
Performance
Max. CPU clock rate 4.1 GHz
Cache
L1 cache 80 KiB per core
(32 instructions + 48 data)
L2 cache512 KiB per core
L3 cacheUp to 8 MiB, shared
Architecture and classification
Min. feature size Intel 10 nm Tri-Gate
Architecture x86-64
Microarchitecture Sunny Cove
Instructions x86-64
Physical specifications
Cores
  • 2-4
GPU(s) Gen11
Socket(s)
  • BGA1526
Products, models, variants
Brand name(s)
    • Core i3
    • Core i5
    • Core i7
History
Predecessor Cannon Lake (10 nm process)
Whiskey Lake (14 nm optimization)
SuccessorSame generation: Comet Lake (14 nm optimization)
Next generation: Tiger Lake (10 nm optimization)
Ice Lake-SP
General information
LaunchedApril 2021
Performance
Max. CPU clock rate 3.7 GHz
Cache
L1 cache 80 KiB per core
(32 instructions + 48 data)
L2 cacheUp to 50 MB, shared
L3 cacheUp to 60 MB, shared
Architecture and classification
Min. feature size Intel 10 nm Tri-Gate
Architecture x86-64
Microarchitecture Sunny Cove
Instructions x86-64
Physical specifications
Cores
  • up to 40
Products, models, variants
Brand name(s)
    • Xeon Silver
    • Xeon Gold
    • Xeon Platinum
History
Predecessor Cascade Lake (14 nm)
SuccessorSame generation: Cooper Lake (14 nm, 4S/8S systems)
Next generation: Sapphire Rapids

Ice Lake is Intel's codename for the 10th generation Intel Core mobile and 3rd generation Xeon Scalable server processors based on the new Sunny Cove microarchitecture. Ice Lake represents an Architecture step in Intel's Process-Architecture-Optimization model. [1] [2] [3] [4] Produced on the second generation of Intel's 10 nm process, 10 nm+, Ice Lake is Intel's second microarchitecture to be manufactured on the 10 nm process, following the limited launch of Cannon Lake in 2018. [1] [5] [6] [7] [8] However, Intel altered their naming scheme in 2020 for the 10 nm process. In this new naming scheme, Ice Lake's manufacturing process is called simply 10 nm, without any appended pluses. [9]

Contents

Ice Lake CPUs are sold together with the 14 nm Comet Lake CPUs as Intel's "10th Generation Core" product family. [10] There are no Ice Lake desktop or high-power mobile processors; Comet Lake fulfills this role. Sunny Cove-based Xeon Scalable CPUs (codenamed "Ice Lake-SP") officially launched on April 6, 2021. [11] [12]

Ice Lake's direct successor in mobile is Tiger Lake, a third-generation 10 nm processor family using the new Willow Cove microarchitecture and integrated graphics based on the new Intel Xe microarchitecture. [13] Ice Lake-SP will be succeeded by Sapphire Rapids, powered by Golden Cove cores. [14] Several mobile Ice Lake CPUs were discontinued on July 7, 2021. [15]

Design history and features

Ice Lake was designed by Intel Israel's processor design team in Haifa, Israel. [16] [17]

Ice Lake is built on the Sunny Cove microarchitecture. [18] [19] Intel released details of Ice Lake during Intel Architecture Day in December 2018, stating that the Sunny Cove core Ice Lake would be focusing on single-thread performance, new instructions, and scalability improvements. Intel stated that the performance improvements would be achieved by making the core "deeper, wider, and smarter". [19]

Ice Lake features Intel's Gen11 graphics, increasing the number of execution units to 64, from 24 or 48 in Gen9.5 graphics, achieving over 1  TFLOPS of compute performance.[ citation needed ] Each execution unit supports 7 threads, meaning that the design has 512 concurrent pipelines. Feeding these execution units is a 3 megabyte L3 cache, a four-fold increase from Gen9.5, alongside the increased memory bandwidth enabled by LPDDR4X on low-power mobile platforms. Gen11 graphics also introduces tile-based rendering and Coarse Pixel Shading (CPS), Intel's implementation of variable-rate shading (VRS). The architecture also includes an all-new HEVC encoder design. [19] On August 1, 2019, Intel released the specifications of Ice Lake -U and -Y CPUs. [20] The Y-series CPUs lost their -Y suffix and m3 naming. Instead, Intel uses a trailing number before the GPU type to indicate their package power; 0 corresponds to 9 W, 5 to 15 W, and 8 to 28 W. Furthermore, the first two numbers in the model number correspond to the generation of the chip, while the third number dictates the family the CPU belongs to (i3, i5, etc.); thus, a 1035G7 would be a 10th generation Core i5 with a package power of 15 Watts and a G7 GPU.

Pre-orders for laptops featuring Ice Lake CPUs started in August 2019, followed by shipments in September. [21]

CPU

GPU

Package

List of Ice Lake CPUs

Ice Lake (mobile)

Processor
branding
ModelCores
(threads)
CPU clock

(GHz)

GPUL3
cache

(MiB)

TDP

(W)

cTDP Price

(US$)

Base Turbo Series EUs Max
clock
rate

(GHz)

updown
Core i7 1068NG7 4 (8)2.34.1 Iris Plus 641.1828426
1065G7 1.33.9152512
1060NG7 1.23.810
1060G7 1.0912
Core i5 1038NG7 2.01.05628320
1035G7 1.23.7152512
1035G4 1.148309
1035G1 1.03.6 UHD 3213297
1030NG7 1.13.5Iris Plus6410
1030G7 0.8912
1030G4 0.748
Core i3 1005G1 2 (4)1.23.4UHD320.94152513281
1000NG4 1.13.2Iris Plus489
1000G4 128
1000G1 UHD32

Ice Lake-SP (Xeon Scalable)

Xeon Platinum series

CPU NameCores / ThreadsBase ClockBoost Clock

(1-Core)

Boost Clock

(All-Core)

L3 CacheL2 CacheTDPPrice (RCP)
Xeon Platinum 8380 40 / 802.30 GHz3.40 GHz3.00 GHz60 MB50.00 MB270W$8099 US
Xeon Platinum 8368Q 38 / 762.60 GHz3.70 GHz3.30 GHz57 MB47.50 MB270W$6743 US
Xeon Platinum 8368 38 / 762.40 GHz3.40 GHz3.20 GHz57 MB47.50 MB270W$6302 US
Xeon Platinum 8362 32 / 642.80 GHz3.60 GHz3.50 GHz48 MB40.00 MB265W$5448 US
Xeon Platinum 8360Y 36 / 722.40 GHz3.50 GHz3.10 GHz54 MB45.00 MB250W$4702 US
Xeon Platinum 8352S 32 / 642.20 GHz3.40 GHz2.80 GHz48 MB40.00 MB205W$4064 US
Xeon Platinum 8352Y 32 / 642.20 GHz3.40 GHz2.80 GHz48 MB40.00 MB205W$3450 US
Xeon Platinum 8358 32 / 642.60 GHz3.40 GHz3.30 GHz48 MB40.00 MB250W$3950 US
Xeon Platinum 8358P 32 / 642.60 GHz3.40 GHz3.20 GHz48 MB40.00 MB240W$3950 US
Xeon Platinum 8352V 36 / 722.10 GHz3.50 GHz2.50 GHz54 MB45.00 MB195W$3450 US
Xeon Platinum 8351N 36 / 722.40 GHz3.50 GHz3.10 GHz54 MB45.00 MB225W$3027 US

Xeon Gold series

CPU NameCores / ThreadsBase ClockBoost Clock

(1-Core)

Boost Clock

(All-Core)

L3 CacheL2 CacheTDPPrice (RCP)
Xeon Gold 6354 18 / 363.00 GHz3.60 GHz39 MB205W$2445 US
Xeon Gold 6348 28 / 562.60 GHz3.50 GHz3.40 GHz42 MB35.00 MB235W$3072 US
Xeon Gold 6346 16 / 323.10 GHz3.60 GHz36 MB205W$2300 US
Xeon Gold 6338N 32 / 642.20 GHz3.50 GHz2.70 GHz48 MB40.00 MB185W$2795 US
Xeon Gold 6338T 32 / 642.10 GHz3.40 GHz2.70 GHz48 MB40.00 MB165W$2742 US
Xeon Gold 6338 32 / 642.00 GHz3.20 GHz2.60 GHz48 MB40.00 MB205W$2612 US
Xeon Gold 6314U 32 / 642.30 GHz3.40 GHz2.90 GHz48 MB40.00 MB205W$2600 US
Xeon Gold 6342 24 / 482.80 GHz3.50 GHz3.30 GHz36 MB30.00 MB230W$2529 US
Xeon Gold 6334 8 / 163.60 GHz3.70 GHz3.60 GHz18 MB10.00 MB165W$2214 US
Xeon Gold 6330N 28 / 562.20 GHz3.40 GHz2.60 GHz42 MB35.00 MB165W$2029 US
Xeon Gold 6336Y 24 / 482.40 GHz3.60 GHz3.00 GHz36 MB30.00 MB185W$1977 US
Xeon Gold 6330 28 / 562.00 GHz3.10 GHz2.60 GHz42 MB35.00 MB205W$1894 US
Xeon Gold 5318S 24 / 482.10 GHz3.40 GHz2.60 GHz36 MB30.00 MB165W$1667 US
Xeon Gold 5320T 20 / 402.30 GHz3.50 GHz30 MB150W$1727 US
Xeon Gold 5320 26 / 522.20 GHz3.40 GHz2.80 GHz39 MB32.50 MB185W$1555 US
Xeon Gold 6312U 24 / 482.40 GHz3.60 GHz3.10 GHz36 MB30.00 MB185W$1450 US
Xeon Gold 5318N 24 / 482.10 GHz3.40 GHz2.70 GHz36 MB30.00 MB150W$1375 US
Xeon Gold 6326 16 / 322.90 GHz3.50 GHz3.30 GHz24 MB20.00 MB185W$1300 US
Xeon Gold 5318Y 24 / 482.00 GHz3.40 GHz2.60 GHz36 MB30.00 MB165W$1273 US
Xeon Gold 5317 12 / 243.00 GHz3.60 GHz3.40 GHz18 MB15.00 MB150W$950 US
Xeon Gold 5315Y 8 / 163.20 GHz3.60 GHz3.50 GHz12 MB10.00 MB150W$895 US

Xeon Silver series

CPU NameCores / ThreadsBase ClockBoost Clock

(1-Core)

Boost Clock

(All-Core)

L3 CacheL2 CacheTDPPrice (RCP)
Xeon Silver 4316 20 / 402.30 GHz3.40 GHz2.80 GHz30 MB25.00 MB150W$1002 US
Xeon Silver 4314 16 / 322.40 GHz3.40 GHz2.90 GHz24 MB20.00 MB135W$694 US
Xeon Silver 4310T 10 / 202.30 GHz3.40 GHz2.90 GHz15 MB13.75 MB105W$555 US
Xeon Silver 4310 12 / 242.10 GHz3.30 GHz2.70 GHz18 MB12.50 MB120W$501 US
Xeon Silver 4309Y 8 / 162.80 GHz3.60 GHz3.40 GHz12 MB10.00 MB105W$501 US

Xeon Bronze series

There are no bronze series processors in Xeon SP Gen3.

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