According to Intel’s CPU roadmap, the company will be introducing Intel Cannon Lake CPUs in the second half of 2017. Intel has updated people about the progress that the company is making when it comes to the next generation 10nm process. Intel Cannon Lake will be the first generation of CPUs to use this new process.
Intel has also tweeted about the follow-up, 2nd generation of CPUs that will be using this process, the Ice Lake CPUs. According to Intel, Cannon Lake is on track and that Ice Lake design has been taped. Ever since AMD Ryzen came out Intel has been trying hard to push the limits of what they can do and the company is trying to release these CPUs ahead of original release date.
We are also expecting Intel Coffee Lake CPUs to hit the market before the end of the year. These CPUs are made on the 14nm process and will have better performance and efficiency as compared to Intel Kaby Lake. The new Z300 chipset will also be released for these new CPUs. These are mainstream CPUs and the X series will be coming out for high-end users.
Intel Core i7-7740K is one of the upcoming CPUs in the lineup and it recently reached a record-breaking clock speed of 7.5 GHz using liquid Helium cooling. Even though it is obvious that this is not something every user is going to be able to pull off, it still gives us an idea about the power that these CPUs have to offer.
Furthermore, there is speculation that the upcoming Intel Core i9 CPUs that feature more than 10 cores will be based on a new socket. This socket could be LGA 2066 V2. This is speculation and you should wait for the official announcement before taking this to heart. This would not be the first time though we have seen the same thing with previous sockets as well.
Let us know what you think about Intel Cannon Lake and whether this is something that you are interested in.