Ice Lake-U (ICL-U) processors are the low-power mobile chips from Intel's Ice Lake family. These 15W parts, which are produced with the 10nm node, are slated to replace the current Cannon Lake-U (CNL-U) and Whiskey Lake-U (WHL-U) offerings currently on the market. It was rumored that Intel could possibly start using the 10000-series branding going forward. Although marketed as 10th-generation products, the Ice Lake-U chips seemingly continue to use the four-digit nomenclature with the addition of the "G" suffix, which allegedly denotes the presence of the Gen11 graphics engine.
|Model||Cores / Threads||Base Clock / Boost Clock||Lithography||Architecture||L3 Cache||TDP|
|Core i7-1065 G7||4 / 8||? / 3.9 GHz||10nm||Ice Lake||8MB||15W|
|Core i7-8665U||4 / 8||1.9 GHz / 4.8 GHz||14nm||Whiskey Lake||8MB||15W|
|Core i7-8565U||4 / 8||1.8 GHz / 4.6 GHz||14nm||Whiskey Lake||8MB||15W|
|Core i5-1035 G1||4 / 8||? / 3.7 GHz||10nm||Ice Lake||6MB||15W|
|Core i5-8365U||4 / 8||1.6 GHz / 4.1 GHz||14nm||Whiskey Lake||6MB||15W|
|Core i5-8265U||4 / 8||1.6 GHz / 3.9 GHz||14nm||Whiskey Lake||6MB||15W|
|Core i3-1005 G1||2 / 4||? / 3.4 GHz||10nm||Ice Lake||4MB||15W|
|Core i3-8121U||2 / 4||2.2 GHz / 3.2 GHz||10nm||Cannon Lake||4MB||15W|
|Core i3-8145U||2 / 4||2.1 GHz / 3.9 GHz||14nm||Whiskey Lake||4MB||15W|
*Data in the table is not confirmed.
The Intel Core i7-1065 G7 and Core i5-1035 G1 are quad-core, eight-thread processors. The first comes with a 3.9 GHz boost clock while the latter clocks in with a 3.7 GHz boost clock. The Core i3-1005 G1, on the other hand, only has two cores and four threads. This particular SKU has a 3.4 GHz boost clock.
The general observation is that the Ice Lake-U parts are not blessed with high boost clocks. However, they have many other things going for them, such as support for LPDDR4X-3733 and DDR4-3200 memory modules, increased L1 and L2 caches and the Gen11 iGPU (Integrated Graphics Processing Unit).
According to Dell's listing, some Ice Lake-U chips will arrive with Intel UHD Graphics while others will feature Intel Iris Plus Graphics. Unfortunately, the manufacturer didn't specify which comes with which. If we had to take a wild guess, the Core i7-1065 G7 would probably have Iris Plus Graphics with up to 64 Execution Units (EUs). The Core i5-1035 G1 and Core i3-1005 G1 are likely to use Intel UHD Graphics and possess up to 48 EUs.
The "G" termination in the Ice Lake-U model names could be Intel's way of differentiating the different graphics tiers. Logically, a higher number would mean the chip has a beefier Gen11 iGPU with more EUs. Back in January, a couple of entries in the SiSoftware Official Live Ranker showed that Gen11 was available in different configurations.
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