03 May 2019
Intel at its 2019 investor meeting announced several forthcoming plans with one being the shipment of the 10nm CPU in June. The codename of the 10nm mobile PC platform is Ice Lake and it's expected to deliver around 3 times faster wireless speeds, 2 times faster video transcode speeds, 2 times faster graphics performance, and 2.5 to 3 times faster artificial intelligence (AI) performance over previous generation products.
Intel announced that Ice Lake-based devices from its OEM partners will be on shelves for the 2019 holiday season. This means it's unclear when OEM will start making use of these new processors in their laptops. Apart from this, the company also plans to launch multiple 10nm products across the portfolio through 2019 and 2020, including the additional CPUs for client and server.
The company also put the first details on its 7nm process technology. According to Dr. Murthy Renduchintala, Intel’s chief engineering officer and group president of the Technology, the 7nm process technology will deliver 2 times scaling and is expected to provide approximately 20 percent increase in performance per watt with a 4 times reduction in design.
The first product based on the 7nm process is going to be the Xe-based general-purpose GPU but it will be available until 2021. This GPU will be used for data center AI and high-performance computing.