Intel 14nm Parts To Ship In Q3 2016 - 10nm Parts Coming A Year Later

👤by Noah Cunning Comments 📅16.03.2016 18:40:36

The latest and most updated Intel roadmap has been leaked. Most importantly information about Kaby Lake and Cannonlake has been leaked. Published by Benchlife a mobility roadmap from 2016-2017 shared details on three generation of processors, these include the currently available Skylake processors which are going to be replaced soon by Kaby Lake and its follow up Cannonlake which launches next year.

As expected these Intel processors will increase efficiency with minimal performance loss. Every new series and family of processors seems to be the same steady rate of change, stagnation or very slight improvement of clock speeds, complimented by large reductions in power consumption. This is very apparent with Intelís business and release model, the ďtick-tockĒ model.

A big reason for this change in direction could be due to the change and adoption of new materials for transistors and circuit level miniaturization. The rate of improvement has decreased dramatically due to the change in materials, and the extreme level of reduction in size we have reached. This makes the difficulties and troubles of improvement very apparent.

Currently AMD and Intel are pushing for a change towards efficiency and have promised some very major jumps in efficiency. AMD in specific has announced it plans to make itís APUís 25 times more efficient than current models, by 2020. AMD has commented they plan to make these jumps not by looking for new and improved technology, but instead are using current tech in new and innovative ways. One way they have proposed these changes donít just apply to the CPU, but they plan to distribute workloads in between the CPU and GPU. These changes will be possible with the introduction of DirectX 12, which is going to revolutionize the way that modern computation is done.

If things go as AMD and Intel plan, processors will gain efficiency and overall price to performance, as they will reduce the amount of power consumption with a minimal reduction in CPU speeds.

SOURCE: Benchlife

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