Another increase in the number of nuclei in the mass CPU Intel due to the threat from AMD.
The first rumors about the intentions of Intel once again to increase the number of cores in processors for mainstream desktop platform appeared last year. It was reported that the flagship of the family. Lake-S, designed to replace a Coffee Lake’s Refresh will be a 10-core CPU. Now this information was confirmed by the Linux drivers, as well as the source program Coreboot.
According to reports, Intel. Lake-S still use the Skylake microarchitecture, including integrated graphics core GT2 generation Gen9, familiar on current chips. For the production of new products will use superior 14-nm process technology. At the same time promising architecture Sunny Cove will come in the desktop segment through at least one generation of CPU.
Will the chips. Lake-S to be supported by current boards on the market, 300-series, or Intel will release new chipsets (and possibly a socket approx. ed.) it is still unknown. Note that mobile solutions Ice Lake-U will move to the new microarchitecture and 10-nm process technology this year.
How do you think colleagues from ComputerBase, another increase in the number of nuclei in the mass CPU Intel due to the threat from AMD. This summer, the “red” will release CPUs Ryzen 3000 series on the basis of 7-nm architecture Zen 2. AMD they used the so-called “chipley design,” which allows it to fit in the form factor AM4 up to 12-16 cores.