We know that the Core i3-1000NG4 is the processor that will be used in some Apple PC. Sources claimed that we were talking about the updated MacBook Air, and the Core i3-1000NG4 is just a version of the Core i3-1000G4 with reduced frequencies.
And today another similar CPU appeared on the Web – Core i7-1068NG7. Its name is very similar to i7-1068G7, except that the same letter N is again added. Moreover, in this case even the frequencies of the Core i7-1068NG7 are completely identical to the Core i7-1068G7. Recall, Core i7-1068G7 is the flagship of the Ice Lake line. It has four cores, operates at frequencies of 2.3-4.1 GHz and differs from the rest of the processors in this line with a 28 W heatpack. Interestingly, despite the announcement back in August, the Core i7-1068G7 did not register on the Intel website and so far, apparently, there are no laptops with such a processor on sale.
Returning to the leak, the source claims that the Core i7-1068NG7 will be the basis for the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro. It will replace the Core i5-8279U, and, as can be seen in the screenshot, it will provide an impressive performance boost. More specifically, the CPU will become 12% faster, and the GPU – 29%. At least judging by 3DMark.
It remains to be understood why both of the newly lit Intel CPUs have an additional letter N in their names.