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Alleged Intel release roadmap shows no 10nm until 2021

An alleged new Intel roadmap pushes the availability of 10nm back even further. (Source: NBC)
An alleged new Intel roadmap pushes the availability of 10nm back even further. (Source: NBC)
The latest reports on the subject of new Intel platforms suggest that the first 10-nanometer (nm) chipsets will be here later in 2019. However, according to a new image characterized as the company's latest release schedule, this does not apply to commercial CPUs. It puts the launch of the next-gen architecture at the 3rd quarter of 2021.

The blog Tweakers.net claims to have laid hold of Intel's latest roadmap. This new schematic relates to commercial CPU releases, and contains relatively little mention of 10nm. This evolution away from 14nm architectures could ideally have been realized a number of times over by now. However, unexpected adversity has caused the chipmaking giant to delay its roll-out parlously.

This new "roadmap" puts the release of Coffee Lake-H Refresh (up to 8 cores) and Amber Lake-Y at the third commercial quarter of 2019 (Q3CY2019) at the latest. This tracks well with the latest reports on this subject. This will apparently be slightly preceded by the appearance of Whiskey Lake-U chips in Q2CY2019. 

These series may last Intel until Q3CY2020, at which point the Rocket Lake, Comet Lake and Tiger Lake lines will gradually take over and take the company into 2021. However, disappointingly, these new lines will still largely be 14nm. The first commercial-grade 10nm chipsets - Tiger Lake-U and -Y quad-cores - will not be released until Q2CY2021. Even then, new Rocket Lake 14nm CPUs will continue to run alongside them.

Then again, this schedule is still the stuff of rumor. Oddly, it also makes no mention of the Cannon Lake releases. Therefore, we will have to await more official confirmation of this new rumor directly from Intel.

The "new Intel roadmap". (Source: Tweakers.net)
The "new Intel roadmap". (Source: Tweakers.net)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-04-24 (Update: 2019-04-26)