Intel’s ‘Kaby Lake’ Will Succeed Skylake Processors After Postponement Of ‘Cannonlake’
Intel Corp. has postponed release of its code-named “Cannonlake” processors for an unstated time; the company will release “Kaby Lake” processors next year. The new successor of the “Skylake” processors is based on 14nm FinFET process technology.
According to a news source, Intel will incorporate two or four cores in the Kaby Lake processors along with a latest generation graphics engine. As far as memory specs are concerned, Kaby Lake will have a dual-channel memory controller and up to 256MB of on-package cache—sufficient to carry the graphics tasks at good speed. The latest chip from Intel can handle TDP starting at 4.5W and up to 91W.
Still, the information about the Kaby Lake is sparse. The only important info about its structure is that it will be made using 14nm process technology. The news sources haven’t revealed any info about the architecture of the card.
It is speculated, however, that Intel will use a new micro-architecture in its new chips. Similarly, it hasn’t been specified whether the new CPUs will support AVX-512 instructions or not.
Intel will keep its old LGA1151 packaging for its upcoming processors. Moreover, Kaby Lake processors will be compatible with Skylake processors, as KitGru reports. An important new addition in the hardware of Intel’s new core-logic sets will be supportability of USB 3.1.
Intel has not commented on the news until the time of writing this piece. We will keep you updated.