Intel Starts Shipping Ice Lake Xeon CPUs, Promises More Cores

Yolanda Curtis
January 12, 2021

It has a Turbo Clock up to 5GHz, support for Gen 4 PCIe architecture, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 or 6E, integrated Xe-LP graphics, and more.

Although these are the 11th generation chipset from Intel, the Rocket Lake-S lineup is still a 14nm chips and don't use the company's latest 10nm process.

Intel Evo certified Chromebooks with Tiger Lake processors are coming soon

The Santa Clara, Calif. -based company made the disclosure during its virtual CES 2021 keynote and said production of the processors - the first to use the chipmaker's 10-nanometer process - are slated to ramp up over the course of the first quarter.

In the current 11th Gen CPUs, Intel teased its Tiger Lake 35W and 45W processors for laptops.

"Today marks a significant milestone for Intel as we continue to accelerate the delivery of our 10nm products and maintain an intense focus on delivering a predictable cadence of leadership products for our customers", said Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager of the Data Platforms Group at Intel, in a statement. Alongside, the company also introduced its N-series Pentium Silver and Celeron processors for budget laptops. Featuring 19% gen-over-gen instructions per cycle (IPC) improvement for the highest frequency cores and headlined by the Intel Core i9-11900K, these processors will bring even more performance to gamers and PC enthusiasts at launch in the first quarter of 2021. Due in second half of 2021, Alder Lake will combine high-performance cores and high-efficiency cores into a single product. The processors are designed on Intel's 10nm architecture, delivering up to 35% better overall application performance and up to 78% better graphics performance gen on gen. This chip features 8 cores, 16 threads, 20 CPU-based PCIe 4.0 lanes, native 3,200MHz memory support, and new Intel UHD graphics.

"Alder Lake looks very interesting, but it's hard to gauge its impact without better understanding performance per watt", Moorhead said, noting that Intel will tell more about the new chip closer to its release date.

The first Chromebooks with 11th-gen Intel "Tiger Lake" processors are coming soon, and some will be the first Intel Evo-certified Chromebooks.

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