At the CES 2019, Intel announced the Ice Lake, next-generation 10nm PC platform along with the Project Athena, an innovation program to designed to deliver a new generation of advanced laptops with 5G and artificial intelligence capabilities. Intel also previewed a new client platform code-named Lakefield.

The Intel Ice Lake mobile PC platform is going to be Intel's first 10nm processor built on Intel’s new Sunny Cove CPU microarchitecture that was shared with the world last month. Intel Ice Lake is the first platform to feature the all-new Gen11 integrated graphics architecture, supporting the Intel Adaptive Sync technology, enabling smooth frame rates. It is also capable of more than 1 TFLOP of performance to provide a great gaming experience.

Intel Ice Lake mobile PC platform

Intel Ice Lake is also the first to integrate Thunderbolt 3 and the new high-speed Wi-Fi 6, based on the 802.11ax standard as a built-in technology. It also features the Intel DL Boost instruction sets to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) tasks for better performance. With the help of all these features, it will be able to provide improved battery life to super-thin mobile designs with superior performance.

Intel's client platform, code-named ‘Lakefield’ features a hybrid CPU architecture with Intel’s new innovative Foveros 3D packaging technology. It comes with five cores, combining a 10nm high-performance Sunny Cove core with four Intel Atom processor-based cores and delivers improved power efficiency with graphics and other IPs, I/O and memory.

Intel Ice Lake mobile PC platform

Due to this, Lakefield will be able to offer OEMs more flexibility for desiging thin and light products with improved battery life, performance and connectivity. According to Intel's official statement, Lakefield will go into production this year.

Another announcement by Intel at the CES 2019 was about Project Athena that is aimed to develope advanced laptops with next-generation technologies, including 5G and artificial intelligence.

The first Project Athena based and developed laptops are expected to be available in Q2, 2019 for the Windows and Chrome OS operating systems.



Intel also said in its press event AT CES 2019 that Intel's new 10nm-based network system on chip (SoC), code-named ‘Snow Ridge’ will be used in 5G wireless access and edge computing.

Cascade Lake, Intel's next-generation Xeon Scalable processors designed to better AI deep learning, with support for Intel Optane DC persistent memory and Intel DL Boost, will be available in the first half of this year.

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