Intel’s most bewildering approach to recent and future generations of processors is probably a mix of three processes – 14nm, 10nm and 7nm will be available over the next two or three years, and the roadmap for desktop and server CPUs is uninteltable. A roadmap released by linley Group is a clear point, and in 2022 Intel is about to start a 10nm process.
The 10nm process is arguably the most difficult generation of Intel’s recent generations, not to mention the issue of delays, Intel also planned three generations of 10nm process, but Intel has not been clear before how the three generations of 10nm process is divided.
Combined with previous statements, the first Cannon Lake Cannon Lake in 2017 is certainly a 10nm early-generation process, but it’s long gone, last year’s mass production of Ice Lake should also be the first generation, this year’s upcoming Tiger Lake processor is a 10nm plus process, high performance improved, the frequency is said to be able to rush to 5GHz, the exposed data show 4.7GHz pressure-free.
There is a more suspense is the 10nm process, it is the ultimate improvement of 10nm, the status is similar to the current 14nm technology, is high-performance indispensable.
Arm’s China executives and Winnie today revealed an internal report from Linley Group, including a roadmap for Intel’s processors, which is in the server space but has enough information.
In the server space, Intel recently introduced the 14nm process Ofcooper Lake processor, the third-generation To-Strong Extensible Processor, with a maximum of 28 cores of 56 threads (eight-way is up to 224 core448 threads), some models increase the number of cores, with a higher frequency, up to 3.1GHz, with a single-core turbo-speed acceleration of up to 4.3GHz, and a three-level cache of up to 38.5MB (1.375MB per core). Thermal design power consumption 150-250W.
Next, Intel also has an IceLake-SP processor with a 10nm-plus process, which is no longer a mystery, and Intel’s previous statement was released later this year, so 2020 is intel’s only release of two generations of plus-strong processors.
Of course, the premise is that 10nm will no longer jump tickets, and on the Linley Group’s road map, the IceLake-SP processor for the 10nm process is 2021, so it’s a bit of a hangover.
But the key is the next two generations, followed by sapphire Rapids Sapphire Rapids, the latest generation on the official road map, which is based on a 10nm process that is expected to be available in 2022 – again, a year later than 2021 on Intel’s official road map.
Sapphire Rapids processors are not yet full of specifications, but the CPU architecture should be Golden Cove, the next generation OF CPU architecture after Willow Cove of the Tiger Lake processor. Based on previous revelations, the Golden Cove architecture IPC performance is 50% better than the six generations of Skylake.
Sapphire Rapids was followed by the 7nm process of the Grantite Rapids Granite Rapids, but the exact specifications were not even spoken.
While this roadmap suggests that Intel’s future strength will be delayed, he confirms that Sapphire Rapids is using a 10nm process, which means that the 2022 desktop processor Alder Lake-S is also a 10nm process and will be a more advanced Golden Cove core architecture, and the wait is worth while.