The 10th Gen processors are said to bring high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) to the PC at scale, and will feature new Intel Iris Plus graphics for entertainment, and their proprietary Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 3 for better wired and wireless connectivity.
In a statement to the press, Chris Walker-Intel's corporate vice-president and general manager of mobility client platforms in the client computing group-was quoted as saying: "These 10th Gen Intel Core processors shift the paradigm for what it means to deliver leadership in mobile PC platforms. With broad-scale AI for the first time on PCs, an all-new graphics architecture, best-in-class Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt 3 - all integrated onto the SoC, thanks to Intel's 10nm process technology and architecture design - we're opening the door to an entirely new range of experiences and innovations for the laptop."
Acknowledging Intel's newest chipset innovations, Microsoft's general manager for consumer and device sales Mark Linton said, "With the AI performance and technology boost on Intel's platform, PC consumers will start to see their Windows operating system and everyday Microsoft applications accelerate modern machine learning approaches."
In addition to performance and responsiveness gains, AI, graphics, connectivity and I/O are optimised on the system-on-chip (SoC) for a solution that delivers a feature-rich suite of capabilities for OEMs to create laptops for people to watch, game and create. Codenamed Ice Lake, the processors will be available in new designs from PC manufacturers later this year.