Intel 2016 Mobile Platform Roadmap Leaked: 14nm Kaby Lake Chips to be Launched in Q3 2016
Intel Kaby Lake processors will be launched in Q3 2016, suggest a new industry leak.
According to a leaked mobility roadmap from 2016-2017, published by a Chinese website Benchlife, the currently available Intel Skylake processors will be replaced soon by Kaby Lake which will still be manufactured on a 14nm process technology, similar to Skylake.
Kaby Lake series of processors will then be succeeded by Cannonlake which launches next year in the consumer market.
The initial Kaby Lake mobility lineup will consist of U and Y series of chips aimed at notebooks, ultrabooks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops. Desktop Kaby Lake processors are also rumored to be launched this year, possibly sometime in Q4.
That being said, Intel N-series Cherry Trail lineup will be replaced with Apollo Lake, while the Z-series Broxton lineup is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter.
The 10nm process node roadmap suggests that we’ll have Cannonlake in 2017, Ice Lake (Tock) in 2018 and Tiger Lake (semi-Tock) in 2019. It will then be replaced by the 5nm CPU architecture in 2020.
The 5nm CPUs are said to use the Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUL) technology that should allow sub-10nm processing tech to be possible.