Intel Boasts It’s One Generation Ahead of Rivals Thanks to Cannonlake
Ahead of its release later this year, Intel has lifted the veil a little on its newest Cannonlake chip. Based on 10nm technology, Intel is boasting that not only will it be a lot faster than what the company is already offering, but also beat the competition by a mile. It bases this assumption on being able to pack far more on a single chip than anyone else does, including Qualcomm and its new ARM chips.
Compared to what Intel has on offer now, Cannonlake CPUs should see a 25 percent boost in performance while drawing 45 percent less power than even Kaby Lake processors, which are made on a 14nm process. During the presentation, Intel also said that looking ahead even further the company expects to improve these by another 15 and 30 percent respectively, though it was emphasized that this is still several years away. How exactly this new enhanced method would fit even more onto an already dense chip remains unknown for now.
Intel did, however, talk a little about its hyper scaling technology, which allows it to pack much more onto a chip than any of its competitors. Every time the form factor of a chip is made smaller, Intel is able to fit more or less the same components on it without sacrificing efficiency. Doing so allows them to create faster, less power-consuming chips than other manufacturers, while keeping Moore’s Law alive and well at the same time.
When exactly we’ll be able to see this for ourselves is unknown, Intel would not give the release date for the new Cannonlake CPUs except to say that it would be later this year. With AMD breathing down Intel’s neck, it will likely be sooner rather than later, however, as the old faithful of the hardware industry is probably keen to keep a hold on their market leadership.
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