Fresh leaks reveal some of the chip maker's plans for the next two years
The Intel Roadmap for the Future has become one of the most critical issues in the hardware world due to unanticipated dips and changes resulting from the continued delay in achieving a new production process and the need to continue to exhaust the existing manufacturing process to combat the progress of AMD. We now have a leak that sheds light on the plans by the end of 2020 - with some of the information in it likely to disappoint many of you.
A Dutch website called Tweakers.net Provided a pair of slides and levers Which document the company's plans for the stationary market and for the mobile market, with a division into the various families that are familiar to us all.
The roadmap for the mobile world begins in 2018 and ends in late 2020, which may indicate that it is not fully up to date (even the timing of the launch of the Coffee Lake Refresh generation does not perfectly match what actually happened) - but it clarifies that Ice Lake processors U-portable with 15 watt power envelope and 2 or 4 physical processing cores will be available already during the current year, according to the same promises heard Intel Herself once more really recently. During the current year, we should see the models Comet LakeU-based production process of 14 nm with 2, 4 or 6 processing cores (for the first time) - when it will probably be models with an enlarged power envelope of 28 watts which will also contain more powerful graphic cores compared to the 15 watt models from the U family.
In a disappointing line, something is emerging in the segment of the most powerful portable H-processors of all - we have just received in this category the blessed Coffee Lake Refresh family with the first 8-core models of its kind, although it seems that production on 14-nanometers will also be expected later Lake-H that will offer up to ten processing cores, without 10-nanometer-based families in the vicinity. In addition, also the unique Kaby Lake-G family that features home graphic cores AMD Will not be awarded continuity according to the given document.
The family, too Ice Lake-Y in an innovative 10 nm production process with only a 5-watt power shell expected to land at the end of the current year, with models with a pair of physical cores to replace the Amber Lake-Y - and a really big line is expected to arrive during 2020 with the Tiger Lake-Y family offering 4 physical processing cores under the same power envelope based on 10 nm, parallel to the models Comet Lake-Y with 2 or 4 cores that will continue to build at 14 nm.
In the atomic processor segment, noisy lines are expected with a slight refresh to the Gemini Lake series, still based on 14 nanometers of course, and a new family called Skyhawk Lake planned just somewhere for the end of 2020 - and for dessert another new and interesting world will arrive in systems on chip (SoC - System on Chip) The most cost-effective, where it premieres for the unique Lakefield family that will feature a first-of-its-kind combination Core One large to four cores Atom Small and economical in a power envelope of 5 watts or less.
Now, go to the stationary market where references can be found for the leading X models, the S models in the mainstream,Xeon The variance - but without any 10 nanometer models around, surprisingly.
Comet Lake-S models will be launched towards the end of the year and will supply up to ten physical processing cores to the domestic market (the latest generation is definitely in the 14 nm production process? You can no longer know), Cascade Lake-X models with up to 18 processing cores and a 14 nm production process will also arrive They are this year - and Xeon products under the code names Comet Lake, Cascade Lake and Cascade Lake Refresh will all be based on the well-known manufacturing processes and PCI-Express 3.0 communication arteries, whileAMD Is progressing vigorously towards the use of 7 and nano-core cores PCI-Express 4.0 are already faster in the near future.
We strongly recommend that all of these data be viewed with skepticism, because they do not necessarily coincide with public promises Intel Itself to offer 10nm Ice Lake processors in the server world by 2020 - yet it is likely to declare that the general direction in which Intel Will prefer to place most of its technological weight on the mobile world (where it still has a major popularity advantage over AMD) while the fixed-line domain will be delayed and wait for the reality.
So do we expect surprises around the corner or are all the information for the next year and a half already written before us? We will continue to follow and update you, as always.