An interesting rumour has emerged regarding Intel’s decision to retire its ‘Core’ family of processors in 2019. This rumour originated from the folks at bitsnchips who quoted an unnamed source. If this were to be the case, then the last Core branded processors would be based on the 10nm “Tiger Lake” microarchitecture.
Intel’s well-known Core processors debuted about 10 years ago, and has since been used in a multitude of devices around the world. It seems that with the recent announcement of AMD’s latest Zen-based processors, Intel has decided that it’s time for it to follow its competitors footsteps and introduce a totally brand new CPU family.
That said, consumers shouldn’t expect Intel’s ‘new’ x86 processors to be released or announced anytime soon. With Tiger Lake CPUs planned for a 2019 release, the most probable date of release for Intel’s new x86 processors would be in either 2020 or 2021 – which, of course, is still a long way from now.
Intel’s shift towards a newer CPU microarchitecture is a rather bold move, especially when one considers the fact that the company is still dominating the CPU market today and probably in the years to come as well. Regardless, because this rumour came from just one source, do take this one with a grain of x86 salt, folks.