Intel’s new 10th generation CPU chips are code name “Ice Lake” and are the smallest yet at a 10-nanometer form factor.

These 10th-gen 10nm chips don’t offer a huge performance boost over Intel’s eighth-generation chips. But they do excel in certain areas, including AI-powered applications. They can also run Fortnite at 1080p without a dedicated graphics card.   The wait for Intel’s 10-nanometer chips is almost over. But don’t expect any huge CPU performance boost from the company’s new “Ice Lake” processors when they start arriving in laptops later this year.

Computex Bug ArtIn the run-up to Computex, Intel gave journalists a breakdown of key details around the new processors, which will start shipping to PC makers next month. And according to the company’s own benchmarks, the 10nm processors offer only a 5 percent performance increase over the company’s 14nm 8th generation “Whiskey Lake” processors, which launched in August.