10th Gen Intel processors soon

Intel have announced their 10th Generation processor family (Intel page here) based on Intel’s new 10nm process.

It only seems like a few months ago I was happy getting my 8th Gen quad-core i7 DELL. And now, quite possibly before Xmas, some PC manufacturer’s will have 10th Gen quad-core I7 units on the market.

The 10th Gen i-series CPUs boast on-chip 4k 1080p video using Intel’s Iris Plus graphics processing.

Scanning around the Web it seems that the 10th Gen quad-core i7 will provide as much as a 20 percent CPU performance improvement over the 8th Gen quad-core i7—even though the clock speeds are slightly slower than the 8th Gen.

GPU processing improves up to a whopping 50 percent for chips with the top end Iris Plus graphics engine. Chips with the top end Iris Plus technology embedded will have the chip name suffixed with “G7”.

There will also be chips suffixed with G4 and G1. G1 chips will not have Iris Plus.

While none of this is needed for someone who just ‘browses the Web’, or uses basic Word or Excel, for someone like me who uses Photoshop all the time it is very interesting. Mind you, when these units initially hit the market they will be way too expensive.

You can find out more information at Engadget including a model and specification chart for the new processors (here).