Intel confirms Apple MacBook Pro exclusivity for its 28 W Ice Lake processors; kills off the Core i7-1068G7 in the process

Intel has confirmed that the company has offered exclusive silicon for Apple laptops, specifically for the new MacBook Pro, which has access to the only Ice Lake @ 10nm processor with a TDP of 28W.

This processor is about the Intel Core i7-1068G7 , which was going to reach the first portable computers during the first quarter of 2020 (Q1 2020), but this has not only been the case, but this processor has passed a better life to beginning of this quarter .

The Core i7-1068G7 when Intel announced the Ice Lake series in August 2019. (Image source: Intel)

After his death, curiously came the Intel Core i7-1068NG7 (same name but adding an N) and the Core i5-1038NG7, which exclusively give life to the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the 16.2-inch one.

The Intel ARK database with its new “NG” 28 W processors. (Image source: Intel)

This implies that the only Ice Lake @ 28W processor will only be available on Apple computers, although good, seeing as many manufacturers have chosen to use the AMD Ryzen 4000, it is not that the user has lost a large CPU, since the Core i7-1068G7 is a 4-core 8-core CPU @ 2.30 / 4.10 GHz with an iGPU Irus Plus and a TDP of 28W, while for 15W AMD is capable of offering 8 cores and 16 threads along with more powerful graphics.

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