Do you remember how Intel Cannon Lake would be used in 2016? And when it was reduced to 2018? Well, according to the financial results of Q1 of Q1, we will only see the long-awaited follow-up of Kaby Lake in 2019, at least in a state that is suitable for the consumer. But at least Intel is still at the top of the processor game.
Before we go into all the crazy speculations around Cannon Lake, we have to take a step back, because the recent releases of Intel, well, are difficult to follow. So in the past, Intel followed a predictable & quot; Tick-Tock & # 39; release scheme, in which generations would switch between the introduction of a new mold process and architecture. That's why we all expected Cannon Lake to succeed Skylake in 2016.
However, that did not happen. On the contrary, Intel changed things by pushing Cannon Lake back and releasing Kaby Lake instead – an optimization & # 39; in the new & # 39; process architecture optimization & # 39; release model. Ok, so the 10nm Cannon Lake would follow Kaby Lake. Well, that's what we thought! Intel followed Kaby Lake with its 8th generation Kaby Lake R and Coffee Lake processors instead. Even the 9th generation Coffee Lake Refresh processors are reportedly around the corner.
If you think this is confusing, trust us, you are not the only one. Now there is good news – we have seen an entry for the first Cannon Lake CPU. Although it is only a 10nm laptop chip that probably will not see a retail version, this is at least a sign of what is to come.
What is more likely is that the Cannon Lake processors look like the octa-core Coffee Lake Refresh chips that are known to be released in October 2018. As time goes by, it looks like the Coffee Lake Refresh processors are starting the 9th edition of Intel. generation, including mainstream Core i9 processors.
So, if Coffee Lake Refresh is the beginning of the 9th generation of Intel, what's the matter with Cannon Lake?
There is honestly not much sound information to run on, but that does not mean we can not speculate with our CPU expertise. However, make sure that this article is used as a bookmark, because we update it with the latest and best Cannon Lake information that comes our way.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? Intel & # 39; s next generation, 10nm CPU line up
- When is it out? Somewhere in 2019
- What does it cost? TBD
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We should have Cannon Lake twice already. The presumably Intel CPUs of the 9th generation would initially follow Skylake in 2016, then Kaby Lake in 2018. But according to Intel's financial report Q1 2018, "it is currently working on low volume 10nm products and expected now that the production of 10nm will shift to 2019. "So we will not get Cannon Lake in 2018.
So we know we have to wait until at least 2019 to see Cannon Lake, but when in 2019? Well, the short answer is & # 39; we do not know & # 39 ;, but we did find a leaked Intel roadmap that shows that Coffee Lake-S was Intel's main platform until Q2 2019, so we could launch it in the second half of next year. That is, if it is not pushed back to 2020.
Intel will probably not fluctuate too much here. We expect prices to fall in line with the current line-up of the 8th generation Coffee Lake processors. We have taken the liberty to list a number of prizes here.
- Intel Core i7-8700K – $ 350 (£ 290, AU $ 520)
- Intel Core i7-8700 – $ 313 (£ 290, AU $ 430)
- Intel Core i5-8400 – $ 190 (£ 183, AU $ 250)
- Intel Core i5-8600K – $ 257 (£ 190, AU $ 325)
- Intel Core i5-8600 – $ 213 (about £ 150, AU $ 277)
- Intel Core i3-8100 – $ 130 (£ 99, AU $ 145)
- Intel Core i3-8350K – $ 180 (£ 160, AU $ 240)
- Intel Core i3-8300 – $ 138 (about £ 98, AU $ 180)
Unfortunately, we will not know until Intel releases price information, but between generations Intel does not shift its prices so much.
This is where things will become interesting. It has been a long time since Intel saw a smaller process shrink, but when Broadwell succeeded Haswell (yes, it was so long), we saw 30% more efficiency. This means that the lifetime of the battery in the best laptops will increase, and that we can better overclock, while the temps remain manageable.
Tom & # 39; s Hardware has reported that a dual-core Cannon Lake CPU was shipped last year according to a Specter microcode guideline document, but it is highly unlikely that consumer units will be the same. Otherwise AMD would eat them alive for that. We will probably see higher core counts, because Intel wants to go against AMD in an important way.
This dual-core chip was probably the Intel Core i3 8121U processor just mentioned by Intel. According to the product list, the processor has two cores and ERR threads that deliver 2.2 GHz basic performance and stimulate a 3.2 GHz clock. It also has a TDP of only 15W and a 4MB cache.
We also saw a leaked document suggesting that there would be a new X399 chipset at the factory that would support existing Coffee Lake processors and possibly also Cannon Lake processors, suggesting that enthusiasts do not need to upgrade their motherboard to Cannon Lake train to step.
If the newly announced Intel i7-8086K is an indication of what to expect from future Intel products with its 5 GHz boost clock, we will not only see high core counts due to the transition to a 10nm process, but also crazy high clock speeds .
Ultimately, we will not know what performance benefits the Cannon Lake processors offer until Intel shares a little more information, but because it has been reduced to 2019. We will probably not hear from the technology until CES 2019. But, do not worry if anything changes, we will update this page. So keep your eyes on this page.