Intel Ice Lake is the second generation 10nm architecture that Intel has been struggling with. The 10nm process has been delayed time and time again and still Intel claims that it continues to lead the market when it comes to 10nm technology but my question is how?
We heard that the Intel 10nm based chips will be coming out in the second half of 2019 and there was a roadmap that showed the same but a lot has changed since then. We got a leaked roadmap that mentioned that there would be no Intel Ice Lake in 2019 and instead it will be replaced by the Intel Coffee Lake Refresh architecture.
Ice Lake, our 2nd generation 10nm processor, is taped in. Intel continues to lead in 10nm technology. pic.twitter.com/meY8mZ6ou2
— Intel News (@intelnews) June 8, 2017
AMD has already released chips based on the 12nm process and claims that the 7nm chips will be ready before the end of the year even though they might be released at a later date. Having that said, the new roadmaps that we have seen so far give no release for the Intel Ice Lake series CPUs before 2020. AMD is going to release 7nm based chips before that which means that Intel is going to have a major disadvantage.
Wall Street analyst Hans Mosesmann talked about how it is going to take a long time before Intel can make things right, and from what we hear, things don’t look too good for the company. The following is what Mosesmann had to say regarding the matter:
Make no mistake, Intel is going to have to fix this and it will take many, many, many years. Their process technology disadvantage, which I think is broken, will take five, six, seven years. I don’t think that business model works by them being behind by a year or two in terms of process technology.
Let us know what you think about Intel Ice Lake and what you think about Intel’s statement regarding leadership when it comes to the 10nm process even though we have yet to see a proper chip based on this process and architecture.