On Monday, Aug 21, Intel skeleton to betray a 8th-generation Core processors. But it might have also denounced one member of a 9th–generation Core family: Ice Lake.
A succinct note on a company’s website describes a new technology: “The Ice Lake processor family is a inheritor to a 8th-generation Intel Core processor family. These processors implement Intel’s industry-leading 10nm+ routine technology.”
For years, Intel changed on what it called a “tick-tock” cadence, rising a chip on a new routine technology, afterwards redesigning it for faster opening around a new architecture. Intel’s Broadwell chips introduced a 14nm era in 2014 and 2015, followed by a Skylake era in 2015 and 2016. But afterwards Intel suddenly combined a third 14nm chip, Kaby Lake, and done skeleton to launch a fourth 14nm chip, believed to be called “Coffee Lake,” on Aug 21.
Intel’s disclosure, though, skips forward in a roadmap. Following Coffee Lake, Intel is approaching to launch “Cannon Lake,” another member of a 8th-generation Core family, and a initial 10nm chip on a roadmap. Ice Lake’s some-more modernized position is indicated by a “+” pointer in a “10nm+” description: With Skylake and Kaby Lake, Intel began to use a “+” pointer as an indicator that a routine record had been somewhat tweaked to urge it.
Will Ice Lake be a initial member of Intel’s 9th-generation Core family? Possibly, or presumably not. Now that Intel has apparently rejected a tick-tock indication and started mixing processor redesigns with some tiny tweaks to a routine itself, what Intel’s next-next chip is called becomes somewhat irrelevant.
What this means for you: With Intel’s grave avowal of a Ice Lake chip, we now have 3 central points of anxiety for what’s next: Coffee Lake, a 14nm, 8th-generation Core chip that will be announced subsequent week; Cannon Lake, a 10nm Core chip that Intel showed off during CES, and now Ice Lake, a 10nm+ chip that will entrance someday later. Have we seen all a chips Intel has adult a sleeve? Maybe not, though we now have some-more to speak about.