Thursday, September 28th 2017

Intel "Sapphire Rapids" Micro-architecture Succeeds "Tiger Lake"

Intel revealed the very first hint at its post-"Ice Lake"/"Tiger Lake" processor lineup, which will likely be built on the company's 7 nanometer silicon fab process. Its 12th generation Core processor will be built on the new "Sapphire Rapids" silicon, which will be a major micro-architecture change, and could put 8-core into more hands. The processor, along with its companion chipset, will make up the "Tinsley" platform, which is expected to hit the market in 2020.

Following its 8th generation Core "Coffee Lake" lineup, Intel could built 2-3 micro-architectures on its new 10 nm process, namely "Cannon Lake," "Ice Lake," and "Tiger Lake," which could be released over the next three years. "Sapphire Rapids" could be launched on the process that succeeds 10 nm, likely 7 nm, with a launch timeline likely around 2020. Source: Intel
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11 Comments on Intel "Sapphire Rapids" Micro-architecture Succeeds "Tiger Lake"

#1
StrayKAT
About time they dropped the Lakes. Heh...

Not sure I like the continuing aquatic theme with rapids though. Come on! Where's Earth, Wind, and Fire too?
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R-T-B
"StrayKAT said:
Come on! Where's Earth, Wind, and Fire too?
Just add Heart and some random Indian kid, and we could summon Captain Planet!
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#3
Vayra86
It'll be interesting to see Core last even longer (and most notably: how).

12th gen, soon they're going to have more version of Core architecture than there are entries of Final Fantasy. Quite a feat.
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VSG
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"R-T-B said:
Just add Heart and some random Indian kid, and we could summon Captain Planet!
Ma-Ti was a Brazilian dude, actually.

The recent name schemes have been based on real water bodies.
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#5
StrayKAT
"VSG said:
Ma-Ti was a Brazilian dude, actually.

The recent name schemes have been based on real water bodies.
Well, California has pretty mountains. They need to use some of those. Something "snow capped" especially. Along with a temp drop to go with it.
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#6
Prima.Vera
"R-T-B said:
Just add Heart and some random Indian kid, and we could summon Captain Planet!
That's was mean!!
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#7
dj-electric
"btarunr said:
"Sapphire Rapids" could be launched on the process that succeeds 10 nm, likely 7 nm, with a launch timeline likely around 2020.
Something tells me intel will slow down a bit after Ice Lake
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#8
RejZoR
I guess Blood Rapids will succeed Tampon Lake then... Still bleeding edge design I see. :D
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#10
Vayra86
"RejZoR said:
I guess Blood Rapids will succeed Tampon Lake then... Still bleeding edge design I see. :D
Still epic
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#11
R-T-B
"VSG said:
Ma-Ti was a Brazilian dude, actually.
Everything I knew has been turned upside down.
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