Saturday, 11 February 2017

Coffee Lake is the eighth generation of Intel processors, arrives in the second half of the year and will not be a revolution

Coffee Lake is the eighth generation of Intel processors, arrives in the second half of the year and will not be a revolution
A Intel few will make when you have to renew - and evolve - its processors, and it is a shame as we would like many companies like AMD will put more often between the sword and the wall - trust Ryzen -. For this power in the market we are 'eating' Kaby Lake processors that could have been much better, or at least are not assuming a major improvement over what we already had.

That seventh generation of processors has the days counted, between June and the end of the year we will know in the market what would be the eighth family of processors, better known as' Coffee Lake'. It's not a surprise but it had to be told: every year, about the same dates, Intel is renewing processors.

Coffee Lake is the eighth generation of Intel processors, arrives in the second half of the year and will not be a revolution

How are they going to be? Well we know very little about them, but the first thing to put on the table is that its manufacturing process will be based on 14nm technology, which is the same as it is used in the current, and is something that Intel has controlled since 2014 So we can not expect them to be a revolution in power and efficiency.

Optimized architecture to run more
As you can see in the charts used by the company, a top of the range such as Core i7 of the eighth generation, will be 15% more powerful than the equivalent in Kaby Lake. That same percentage is the one that was gained with the sixth generation - Skylake -, so it seems that the evolution is quite controlled.

When will the good come? Well the most interesting thing that has in the oven the people of Intel is' Cannonlake' and if the leaks do not fail there should be something solid before ending this 2017. I would do it initially in portable format.

It is a family of processors that will be created with 10nm manufacturing technology: here you will notice a significant leap in efficiency and power for a few cores and speeds that get into the micros.

Intel CEO Brian Kraznich has also announced this week that he will create a new factory in Arizona. The mission of this complex is to be able to create products with 7nm with guarantees, which will be presented when the Cannonlake already begin to be a reality in our computers.

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