According to Motely Fool Intel has confirmed that their new Intel Cannonlake processor will be launched in the 2nd half of 2017. The news came soon after the rumor that had been spread over the internet that Intel might face a great deal of production issue in the manufaturing of their new 10nm chips due to which they have delayed their Cannonlake launch to 2018. Though the rumor spread because of an erroneous job list to which Intel later clarified that the list has been taken down due to the fact it contained error and will stay on it’s track to launch i.e. new intel new 10nm chips will be launched in 2017.
After the publication of the article, Intel PR reached out to let me know that the listing itself contained “errors” and that it would be taken down (a quick check shows that it has indeed been removed). Intel further clarified that its “first 10-nanometer product is planned for the second half of 2017.” via The Motely Fool
In the past, Intel’s Tick-Tock guide was straightforward and clear, they would discharge a Tick, another (littler) process hub which will be utilizing a current engineering with minor redesigns and that would be trailed by a Tock, a fresh out of the box new microarchitecture based upon a current procedure hub. This isn’t the situation any longer, since it’s getting harder to increase littler hub early, Intel now depends on a third Tock inside of their Tick-Tock cycle. The third Tock is not a gigantic design redesign, nor is it a complete revive of a current microarchitecture. The Intel 14nm Broadwell CPUs were the Tick, Skylake were the Tock and the up and coming Kaby Lake processors will be another Tock or if we say, Semi-Toc
As Krzanich put it on the call:
“As node transitions lengthened, we adapted our approach to the Tick-Tock method, which gave us a second product on each node. This strategy created better products for our customers and a competitive advantage for Intel. It also disproved the death of Moore’s Law predictions many times over. The last two technology transitions have signaled that our cadence today is closer to 2.5 years than two.
To address this cadence, in the second half of 2016 we plan to introduce a third 14-nanometer product, code named Kaby Lake, built on the foundations of the Skylake micro-architecture but with key performance enhancements. Then in the second half of 2017, we expect to launch our first 10-nanometer product, code named Cannonlake. We expect that this addition to the roadmap will deliver new features and improved performance and pave the way for a smooth transition to 10-nanometers.”
And there are doubt that Intel has face several challenges ahead. First competeion rise from TSMC who we expects will develop their first 7nm process node in 2017 which will be followed by 5nm prcoess node in 2020. Regarding to which Intel’s Wiliam Holt stated that Intel will need to start looking into new technology if they want to improve their precossors for the future.
“The economics of Moore’s Law are sound if we focus on reducing cost per transistor,” William Holt told about 3,000 attendees of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) here. But “beyond CMOS we’ll see changes in everything, probably even in computer architecture,” he said.
“We’re going to see major transitions,” said Holt. “The new technology will be fundamentally different. The best pure technology improvements we can make will bring improvements in power consumption but will reduce speed.”
“I can’t tell you which of these [post-CMOS] technologies will be first or best but when we see this richness [of possibilities]…that provides a wealth of opportunities over the next few years to make the tremendous progress needed in how to architect our parts,” he said. “It’s your challenge to figure out how to make them,” he told attendees.
“It’s too early to make a prediction on the details of the 7nm node, but we can say we may be more in the range of the historical line of cost per transistor reduction at 7nm — but we see a feasible path to cost reduction,” he said. via EETimes
With Intel 10nm Cannonlake chips to arrive in 2nd half of 2017 we know we are quite away from Intel 7nm chips.
Stay tuned as we will keep updating you.