Intel, like many ordinary users, has high hopes for new mobile processors, Ice Lake, which due to the 10-nm process technology and new architectures Sunny Cove should be much more productive than their predecessors. However, the first tests of the new products indicate that not all expectations come true.
According to Intel, the processors Ice Lake will be able to provide 18 % increase in the number of instructions executed per clock (IPC). However, the clock frequency of the new 10-nm processors was lower than that of current models, made on 14-nm process technology. Therefore, the performance gain on the part of the CPU was small, and in some cases new items and is lose to current models.
For example, according to PCMag, in the benchmark Cinebench R15 Core i7-8565U (Whiskey Lake) is faster Core i7-1065G7 (Ice Lake), working at the limit TDP of 15 watts. However, if you increase the “ceiling” TDP chip Ice Lake up to a maximum of 25 watts, then it will be 5% faster in single-threaded test and 5-17 % in multi-threaded.
A similar situation is observed in the tests, POV-Ray and Blender: in the limit TDP of 15 watts the new Core i7-1065G7 losing the current Core i7-8565U, while increasing to 25 watts – wins slightly. Unfortunately, PC Mag was not found on laptop Ryzen 7 3700U, but only Acer Aspire 3 on the basis of Ryzen 5 2500U, and he expected behind the competition, both new and current.
If the CPU part of Intel’s new processors differ are unable, here at the graphics performance has seen a huge increase. Integrated graphics Iris Plus 64 Executive units in the game Rise of the Tomb Raider when low quality graphics were able to provide up to 40 fps at the resolution of 1366 × 768 pixels and 26 fps in 1920 × 1080 pixels. Also good results were shown in games Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege and CS: GO, but Far Cry 5 was quite a heavy task for the integrated graphics chip Ice Lake.
Overall, the new graphics is more than twice as fast as current Intel UHD 620. Processor Ryzen 5 2500U with graphics, Vega-8 is also behind the new Intel, but not too much. It can be assumed that the older integrated graphics Vega 10, for example Ryzen 7 3700U will be able to withstand the “insertions” Ice Lake on an equal footing. Discrete graphics entry-level – GeForce MX 150 and MX 250 – still is ahead.
Other reviewers test results were about the same. It turns out that the key “chip” of the new processors Ice Lake became not a new architecture and 10-nm process technology, and improved integrated graphics. And in General there’s nothing wrong: significant performance gains “installation” definitely will not hurt the user. However, after so many years of waiting the 10-nm chips would like something Bo? lesego.