Thursday, September 15th 2016

Intel "Coffee Lake" Architecture by Q2-2018, 7 nm Process By 2022?

Intel's silicon fabrication has evidently hit a huge roadblock. It turns out that not just "Kaby Lake," but its two successors "Cannon Lake" and "Coffee Lake" could also be built on the 14 nm node, at best with a few process-level improvements. "Coffee Lake" is the company's 9th generation Core architecture, which is two steps ahead of even the "Kaby Lake" architecture, which is due later this year. "Kaby Lake" makes its way to the 45W mobile (H-segment) and 15W mobile (U-segment), in Q4-2016 and Q3-2016, respectively. The 15W U-segment will be augmented by "Cannon Lake" (8th generation Core) in Q4-2017. By mid-2018, Intel plans to launch "Coffee Lake" across both H- and U-segments.

According to a "Hot Hardware" report, based on a job listing for a systems engineer at the company, Intel could be staring at the scary prospect of holding out on 14 nm for the next three years, only to be relieved by the stopgap 10 nm node, which makes its debut with the 10th generation Core "Tiger Lake" architecture, due for 2019. "Tiger Lake," its succeeding "Ice Lake," and one other architecture could be launched on 10 nm, before finally deploying 7 nm around 2022.
Sources: HotHardware, AnandTech Forums
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40 Comments on Intel "Coffee Lake" Architecture by Q2-2018, 7 nm Process By 2022?

#1
RejZoR
I think I'll just wait for Redbull Lake... Should be stronger...
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#2
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Coffee Lake? Coffee with my Intel sounds like a plan. :cool:
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#3
Recon-UK
Think i shall wait for Bovril forest.
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#4
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
6 core, 12 threads CPU's coming to laptops! :pimp:
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#5
HTC
RejZoR said:
I think I'll just wait for Redbull Lake... Should be stronger...
But then you won't be able to sleep ...
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#6
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
HTC said:
But then you won't be able to sleep ...
Or the laptop won't be able to.... :p
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#7
HTC
P4-630 said:
Or the laptop won't be able to.... :p
Too much time "in the air" ...
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#8
RejZoR
P4-630 said:
Or the laptop won't be able to.... :p
My Hasslewell-E already can't... :P
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#9
Prima.Vera
HTC said:
But then you won't be able to sleep ...
...thinking that a CPU you bought in 2020, is only 40% faster than the one you bought in 2011...
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#10
HTC
RejZoR said:
My Hasslewell-E already can't... :p
Perhaps you spend too much time baywatching ...

Prima.Vera said:
...thinking that a CPU you bought in 2020, is only 40% faster than the one you bought in 2007...
Just proves what a company can get away with when it faces no "real" competition. Intel is just milking the consumers by providing near zero performance boost over previous generations.

When AMD was "in the game", how much of a performance boost came from one generation to the next, in percentage? Since AMD "left" the scene, how much of a gain has Intel had from one generation to the next?
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#11
Recon-UK
HTC said:
Perhaps you spend too much time baywatching ...



Just proves what a company can get away with when it faces no "real" competition. Intel is just milking the consumers by providing near zero performance boost over previous generations.

When AMD was "in the game", how much of a performance boost came from one generation to the next, in percentage? Since AMD "left" the scene, how much of a gain has Intel had from one generation to the next?
Have to agree here, my XEON is x58 but kicks the snot out of the 2500k i had aven with that at over 5ghz :/
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#12
HTC
The IPC gain Intel gain from one generation to the next is minimal and the performance boost comes mostly from more cores and other enhancements.

@ least it's allot better the what AMD has. Hopefully, AMD's Zen will force intel to either drop it's prices, up it's performance or, if we're REALLY lucky, both.
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#13
natr0n
The chipsets called coffee cake.
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#14
Recon-UK
natr0n said:
The chipsets called coffee cake.
I was thinking more along the lines of Carrot Cake to go with your Coffee Lake.
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#15
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
Recon-UK said:
Carrot Cake
It's competition:
AMD screwdriver
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#16
The Quim Reaper
Just watch those roadblocks crumble away if AMD puts pressure on revenues with Zen sales.
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#17
roberto888
How many PCI-Espresso lanes will it have? :rolleyes:
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#18
Dj-ElectriC
Prima.Vera said:
...thinking that a CPU you bought in 2020, is only 40% faster than the one you bought in 2007...
Em... You have to be delusional to think that a 6800k cpu is only 40% faster than a Q6700 one, with about the same actual tdp.
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#19
INSTG8R
C'mon AMD now is your chance to play a little catch up!
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#20
_Flare
HTC said:
Perhaps you spend too much time baywatching ...



Just proves what a company can get away with when it faces no "real" competition. Intel is just milking the consumers by providing near zero performance boost over previous generations.

When AMD was "in the game", how much of a performance boost came from one generation to the next, in percentage? Since AMD "left" the scene, how much of a gain has Intel had from one generation to the next?
http://www.pcgameshardware.de/screenshots/original/2011/10/xCPU-Index-November-2011-Games1.png
this old Benchmark tells exactly what you wrote and additionally again what a flop bulldozer is.

the jumps intel made from:
"Q9550" to "i5-760" and then to "i5-2400" are great at compareable pricepoints
or
"QX9770" to "i7-975XE" and the to "i7-2700" again great at compareable pricepoints

and when you look at AMDs journey i get upset because there is a point where they gave up the race:
"Phenom 9950 BE" first jumps to CPUs without L3-Cache "Athlon II X4 640" to "A8-3850" not that bad
or
the clockscaling "Phenom 9950 BE" to "X4 940" to "X4 980" is okay too

but look at the Bulldozer-Cores
now one gets that AMD took a very wrong turn.
In my opinion they should´ve shrunk the Phenom ll and thurban till the "jim keller point in time" who came and designed a "new big many pipelines Core" in a Bobcat-Quadcore-Module-style AMD could´ve leaned with the Cat-Cores and never design stuff like Bulldozer
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#21
$ReaPeR$
this thread is funny at least..
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#22
Prima.Vera
natr0n said:
The chipsets called coffee cake.
And the mobos will be, Milkshake or Cafeelatee
INSTG8R said:
C'mon AMD now is your chance to play a little catch up!
AMD at this moment can only catch Intel on the price level...
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#23
D007
Ok, I'm going to say the same thing everyone else is saying.. Dumbest name.. EVER..
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#24
GhostRyder
Coffee Lake...Love it, Ill drink to that :p
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#25
alucasa
I bet internal code named for Coffee lake is f--king cake. Engineers just slack while making minimal improvements and just get paychecks and fu- cakes.
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