Intel Launches 10th-gen processors with Native BT.2020 Color Gamut support

Intel has just launched its 10th generation of processors. Dubbed “Ice Lake”, the new chips are company’s first to use a 10nm process which will enable them to be more powerful and energy efficient. Most interesting to followers of Quantum Dot and display technology though, are the updates to the “Iris” graphics SoC that accompanies the new CPUs.

Intel says the latest Iris system doubles performance and includes native support for the BT.2020 color gamut, enabling playback of 4K HDR content with over 1 billion colors.

From the Intel PR:

All-new graphics for stunning entertainment: With double the graphics performance2, 10th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Plus graphics make a reality gaming in 1080p and higher-level content creation, like 4K video editing, quick application of video filters and high-resolution photo processing on the go. Plus:

  • These are the first GPUs from Intel to support VESA’s Adaptive Sync display standard, which enables a smoother gaming experience across games like Dirt Rally 2.0 and Fortnite

  • Based on Intel’s Gen11 graphics architecture, they are also the industry’s first integrated GPU to incorporate variable rate shading for improved rendering performance.

  • With support for the BT.2020 specification, watch 4K HDR video in a billion colors.