Ahead of Intel’s COMPUTEX Opening Keynote on May 28, the company today previewed products that deliver a significant boost in real-world workload performance, including a sneak peek at the company’s new 10nm mobile processor (code-named “Ice Lake”) and the special edition 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS processor – both shipping this year. The company discussed how performance leadership in the new data-centric era of computing will be defined beyond the traditional core count and frequency. Through the power of software, Intel® Architecture is optimized for real-world workload performance leadership that scales for today’s and tomorrow’s computing experiences.
Intel is driving this performance leadership with its redefined product innovation model, delivering workload-optimized products by combining technical innovations across six pillars: process and packaging, architecture, memory, interconnect, security and software.
“For every order of magnitude performance potential of a new hardware architecture there are two orders of magnitude performance enabled by software. Intel has more than 15,000 software engineers working to optimize workloads and unlock the performance of Intel processors,” said Raja Koduri, chief architect and senior vice president of Intel Architecture, Software and Graphics.
Below are examples of the performance boost to real-world workloads for this new data-centric era:
New special edition desktop gaming processor: Intel previewed the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS special edition processor, the first to feature all 8 cores running at a turbo frequency of 5.0 GHz, making the world’s best gaming desktop processor even better.
Intel also showcased how the company is optimizing ultimate real-world performance on the most popular games running on Intel processors with both hardware and software innovations. Through the years, Intel has optimized hundreds of games by working with hundreds of thousands game developers.
Ice Lake providing mobile graphics boost: As unveiled early this month during Intel’s Investor Meeting, the company will begin shipping its first volume 10nm processor, a mobile PC product code-named “Ice Lake.” Intel’s new Gen11 graphics engine in Ice Lake is enabling 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. In addition, across a number of popular games, including CS:GO*, Rainbow Six Siege* and Total War: Three Kingdoms*, Gen 11 graphics are expected to nearly double1 the performance compared with Intel Gen 9 graphics, for stunning visual experiences on the go.