If you’re looking forward to 10nm desktop mainstream Intel’s processors then you might have to wait a few more years to have it. A leaked Chipzilla’s processor roadmap shows that Intel might be sticking to the refined versions of its 14nm technology for few more years towards the desktop space.
The leaked roadmap comes from the Dutch site, though we can’t really take it as 100% authentic. The Comet Lake-S processors are supposed to have up to 10 cores and will arrive around Q2 in 2020. After that, the Rocket Lake-S which will also be a 14nm arch based will launch, and after that, a more refined one, Albeit.
All this suggests that we won’t see a 10nm based desktop processor until 2022 and Intel is supposed to launch its Ocean Cove Processor arch that time which follows 2020’s Willow Cove and 2021’s Golden Cove.
If we take a look at the mobile side, the things are a bit different there, first 10nm arch based Ice Lake chips are arriving later this year, the same architecture will be used for low powered Y & U series chips as well. But there will be a limited production to these chips and we won’t see it in many devices.
We might see more Comet Lake-U chips and other 14 nm technology based in future, the G and H series are supposed to be on 14nm until 2021 at least. Moreover, the chart has mentioned a series named Rocket Lake-U based on 14nm arch which is set to arrive in the middle of 2020.
It’s really disappointing to see Intel’s 10nm desktop mainstream processors arrive so late. On the other hand, AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series CPUs are based on 7nm Zen 2 arch. Intel has claimed in recent earnings that the company wants to ship more Ice lake-U 10 nm parts than they have anticipated shipping.