Today Intel teased some early details about its upcoming Ice Lake series of processors, which will be officially unveiled next week but won’t actually be released until 2018/19.
We don’t know much about the series just yet, however, Intel did reveal some early details about the upcoming Ice Lake series, which will be based on the 10nm+ architecture.
Intel explained more about the processor, which will be its 8th generation:
The Ice Lake processor family is a successor to the 8th generation Intel® Core™ processor family. These processors utilize Intel’s industry-leading 10 nm+ process technology.
Sadly, we don’t know much about it yet as it is very far from release.
Before that release date, Intel will release their Cannon Lake series for notebooks and their Coffee Lake series for desktops.
Anandtech did really well about explaining more:
Simply put, the first generation of 10nm requires small processors to ensure high yields. Intel seems to be putting the smaller die sizes (i.e. anything under 15W for a laptop) into the 10nm Cannon Lake bucket, while the larger 35W+ chips will be on 14++ Coffee Lake, a tried and tested sub-node for larger CPUs.
While the desktop sits on 14++ for a bit longer, it gives time for Intel to further develop their 10nm fabrication abilities, leading to their 10+ process for larger chips by working their other large chip segments (FPGA, MIC) first.
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