Intel’s really having a bad time when it comes to mass production and distribution of their 10nm and below fabrication nodes. They abandoned their tick-tock product development model for one that includes architecture and process-node improvements and refinements. While Coffee Lake (the second refresh after Kaby Lake) was supposed to be the last of Intel on 14nm, it looks like Team Blue will milk the 14nm node one last time while AMD begins selling Ryzen 3000 on the SEVEN nm node!

INtel Cannon lake 10 cores

It isn’t all bad news though. Actually, only bad news aside from the one mentioned above is that the iGPU won’t be the long-awaited Gen11 GPU. Aside from that, the entire lineup will get 2 additional cores. 15W ultrabook/tablet SKUs will jump from 4 to 6 cores & 45W performance/gaming laptop SKUs will go to 10 cores from 6 or 8 cores.

INtel Cannon lake 10 cores

All of this is a reaction to the latest news that AMD’s 7nm Ryzen 3000 series will reportedly pack 16 cores on their desktop chips & that an i9-9900k was beaten by an 8 core (16 thread) AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU.

Intel might announce Comet Lake at Computex, which is also where AMD will reveal its much-hyped RYZEN 3000 lineup.

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