This week, Intel released a presentation slide, according to which at least some of the series Core processors eighth-generation (code name Cannon Lake) will rely on the 14-nanometer manufacturing technology and will provide performance gains at 15 percent Kaby Lake (7th generation). The difference compared to their predecessors Skylake used in the latest generation of Mac computers will be even greater. According to estimates of the manufacturer, the performance growth may reach 30%.
Intel began to apply the 14-nanometer fabrication process even when the production of chips code-named Broadwell — Core fifth generation. Then followed the decision of the family Skylake, or Core of the sixth generation. Currently on a 14-nanometer method produced the most advanced Intel processors code-named Kaby Lake, which are Core products of the seventh generation. Apple intends to go on them in the next generation of its computers.
Slide Intel says that the Core family of eighth-generation 14-nm technology will be manufactured high-performance processors, in particular, the decisions of the Core i7. These chips reportedly will ensure an increase in performance compared to predecessors by 15% (according to the benchmark SysMark). Such chips are expected to be presented in the second half of 2017.
In addition, the Core family is the eighth generation will include processors for 10-nanometer production technology. Most likely, we are talking about mobile chips. At first chips Cannon Lake will be positioned as a platform for computers with ultra-low power consumption.
Earlier, Executive Director of Intel Brian Krzanich said that the supply of processors to Cannon Lake in limited quantities are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2017. In 2018, the production volume of such decisions will increase.