Wednesday, July 15th 2020

Intel has "Something Big to Share" on September 2nd

Intel just sent out press invites to what is likely an online media event slated for September 2, 2020. The spells nothing other than a one-liner "We have something big to share..." with the September 2 date. Everyone has a theory as to what this could be, depending on who you ask. The Verge has a valid theory pointing to this being a formal launch of the 11th Gen Core "Tiger Lake" mobile processors on the basis of several notebook manufacturers slating their "Tiger Lake" based notebook launches on "Fall 2020."

We believe this could be a desktop-related unveil, possibly a performance preview or teaser of the company's 11th Gen "Rocket Lake-S" processor. Why September? Because September 2020 is going to be a busy month for AMD and NVIDIA, with both launching their next-gen consumer graphics architectures, product lines; and more interestingly, AMD rumored to launch its "Zen 3" microarchitecture in some shape or form. A Ryzen 4000 "Vermeer" product launch could trigger Intel to at least preview "Rocket Lake-S," as it's the first client-desktop microarchitecture in 5 years to introduce IPC gains on the backs of new "Cypress Cove" CPU cores that are a 14 nm back-port of "Willow Cove." It wouldn't surprise us if Intel shed more light on the performance throughput of its big new Xe graphics processors.
Source: The Verge
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37 Comments on Intel has "Something Big to Share" on September 2nd

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Marked "editorial."
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#2
Solaris17
Dainty Moderator
Its thermal envelope?
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#3
neatfeatguy
They're going to let the world know they're setting up a GoFundMe account to get people to back them so they can get that 7nm fab going! Oh yeah!
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#4
steve360
Introducing our greatest innovation: 14nm+++++

A significant improvement from our much previous best which was 14nm++++
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#5
JustAnEngineer
steve360
Introducing our greatest innovation: 14nm+++++
A significant improvement from our much previous best which was 14nm++++
Intel Tick-Tock Roadmap
Cycle Process Introduction Microarchitecture
Tick 65 nm 2005 Pentium D
Tock 65 nm 2006 Core
Tick 45 nm 2007 Penryn
Tock 45 nm 2008 Nehalem
Tick 32 nm 2009 Westmere
Tock 32 nm 2010 Sandy Bridge
Tick 22 nm 2011 Ivy Bridge
Tock 22 nm 2013 Haswell
Tick 14 nm 2014 Broadwell
Tock 14 nm 2015 Skylake
O... 14 nm 2016 Kaby Lake (Skylake+)
O... 14 nm 2017 Coffee Lake (Skylake++)
O... 14 nm 2018 Coffee Lake Refresh (Skylake+++)
O... 14 nm 2020 Comet Lake (Skylake++++)
Tock 14 nm 2020? Rocket Lake

Intel's clock has been stuck for 5+ years. It is finally beginning to slowly lurch back into gear?
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#6
phanbuey
it's probably a wordplay on their big.LITTLE chip...

We can all stare in awe as a chip with the aggregated performance of a 2 year old iPad mini proceeds to melt a tablet before our very eyes.
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#7
Fourstaff
Marketing team going overdrive to make up for their stagnant foundry?
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#8
londiste
Ice Lake Xeons would be my bet.
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#9
ratirt
Maybe they have managed the 10nm to work properly with the HEDT or they are going to release some sort of graphics ?
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#10
dinmaster
Probably to talk about series 15 cpus because by that time 4 more lines would already be out with 4 new sockets..
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#11
R0H1T
ratirt
Maybe they have managed the 10nm to work properly with the HEDT or they are going to release some sort of graphics ?
Unlikely, even if they somehow manage to get 10nm working & release HEDT on it AMD will just crush it with all their might ~ 64 cores & counting! Not to mention Intel do not want to dilute their margins like they did going with a drag race vs AMD on 14nm, same reason why they released the 28c top chip as a workstation part not regular SKL-X o_O
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#12
john_
AMD 2008 ( or around there )

- Intel is using HyperThreading and advertises dual threads while having the process advantage. We can't keep fighting them with dual cores. What can we do?
- Easy. We will create modules that equal with 1.51 cores and market them as full dual cores

Intel present time

- AMD is killing us with their process advantage and the chiplet design. We can't keep up with their core count. What can we do?
- Easy. We will create processors with big and little cores and advertise the sum of the cores on the box
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#13
R0H1T
I dunno, what could drop in suggest? Join us or perhaps the Xe dGPU :wtf:
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#14
watzupken
Tiger Lake should be the big news since it should be around this time that they release a successor to Ice Lake. Not too sure about Rocket Lake since it may or may not materialize this year given the recent release of Comet Lake.
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#15
londiste
R0H1T
I dunno, what could drop in suggest? Join us or perhaps the Xe dGPU :wtf:
Could be anything. Rocket Lake being dropped in to LGA1200? :D
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#16
Vayra86
The pic says "drop in" which can only mean Raja will drop his big turd on the masses errr floor this time.
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#17
R0H1T
Pretty sure Intel won't livestream Raja's toilet habits en masse, then again it's Intel so who knows :nutkick:
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#18
efikkan
londiste
Ice Lake Xeons would be my bet.
It could be one or more of the following;
- Launch of Tiger Lake-U
- Launch of their new Optane SSDs
- Announcement of Tiger Lake-H (coming early 2021?)
- Launch of Ice Lake-SP (if it's not already shipping)
- Announcement/Launch of Ice Lake-X (?)
- Announcement of Rocket Lake-S
- Announcement of some GPU
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#19
hurakura
wow, we won't be able to sleep till they tell us what it is
o_O
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#20
kiriakost
They are going to take the job of Microsoft ... they will become operating system makers?
This would be a HUGE or BIG miracle.
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#21
Mouth of Sauron
I think, based on leaked rumour, that both Sewage Lake and Urine Rapids will use vastly improved 14+++++nm lithography.
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#22
Object55
Hmm it's intel. Let me Guess.

BIG temperatures. BIG vulnerabilities. BIG Price. BIG benchmark scams. BIG water coolers hidden under the desk. BIG 1x Gen chipset support.
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#23
ratirt
My bet with all of the new stuff Intel's been bragging about is the graphics.
And "something Big to share" would be a big ass cooler to cool it down :P
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#24
kapone32
They are going to tout their new GPU and what enhancements they have made.
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