Intel’s 8th Generation Cannonlake CPUs with have a 15% performance increase over Kaby Lake

Intel's 8th Generation Cannonlake CPUs with have a 15% performance increase over Kaby Lake

Intel’s Cannonlake CPUs with have a 15% performance increase over Kaby Lake

 
During Intel’s annual investors day, Intel announced that their 8th Generation Cannonlake CPUs with have a 15% performance increase over Kaby Lake.
 
This means that Intel expects their move to Cannonlake to be much more significant than their move from Skylake to Kaby Lake, though at this time it is unknown if this will be due to clock speed improvements or architectural improvements over Skylake/Kaby Lake. 
 
Right now Cannonlake is expected to launch later this year or in early 2018, likely launching as a mobile-only part initially. Cannonlake was previously announced to be Intel’s first 10nm part, though now it seems that Intel has opted to build this CPU on their existing 14nm manufacturing node. 
 
At this time, it seems like Intel are having difficulty manufacturing 10nm CPUs, causing this delay. 
 

Intel's 8th Generation Cannonlake CPUs with have a 15% performance increase over Kaby Lake  

The release of this information leads to one question, are Intel scared of AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPU lineup? It is very uncharacteristic for Intel to speak about their next CPU architecture so soon after a new hardware launch, leading us to believe that Intel wants to try to detract from Ryzen’s recent coverage with announcements of their own. 

 

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