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 - when some of the information in it may 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 at the end of 2020, which may indicate that it is not fully updated (even the timing of the Coffee Lake Refresh generation does not perfectly match what actually occurred) - but it does clarify that Ice Lake processors -U mobile with 15 watt carrier casing and 2 or 4 physical processing cores will be available already during the current year, as promised by the hearing Intel Itself again just recently. During the current year we should see the Comet Lake-U models based on the production process 14 nm With 2, 4 or 6 processing cores (for the first time) - when these models are likely to be an enlarged 28 wattage power supply which will also contain more powerful graphical cores compared to the 15 watt family.
In a disappointing line, something is evident in the most powerful mobile H processors - we have just received the blessed Coffee Lake Refresh family with first 8 models of their kind, though it is expected that production based on 14 NM will be expected for Comet models as well. Lake-H will offer up to ten cores, with no 10-based families in the vicinity. In addition, the unique Kaby Lake-G family includes home-grown graphical cores AMD Will not be awarded continuity according to the given document.
The Ice Lake-Y family with an innovative 10 nm manufacturing process and only 5 watt carrier casing is expected to land at the end of the current year, with models with physical cores to replace Amber Lake-Y - and a really big line-up is due to arrive during 2020 with the Tiger Lake family- Y that will offer 4 physical processing cores under the same power shell based on 10 nm, in parallel with Comet Lake-Y models with 2 or 4 cores that will continue to rely on 14 nm.
At the atomic processor segment, no-frills rows are expected with a light refresh for the Gemini Lake series, still based on 14 nm of course, and a new family called Skyhawk Lake that is only scheduled for the end of 2020 - and for a new and interesting world dessert to come on chip (SoC - System on Chip) the most economical, where the premiere of the unique Lakefield family looks to contain 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 with no 10 nm models around, surprisingly.
Comet Lake-S models will be launched towards the end of the year and will deliver up to ten physical processing cores to the home market (the latest generation definitely in the 14 nm manufacturing process? You can never tell), the Cascade Lake-X models with up to 18 cores and the 14 nm manufacturing process will also come They are this year - and Xeon products under the code names Comet Lake, Cascade Lake and Cascade Lake Refresh will all be based on our 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 offers 10 nm Ice Lake processors in the server world in 2020 - yet it is reasonable to state 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.