It is common for companies to reveal a glimpse into their future product during investors briefing. Intel has recently did just that by talking about the performance of its upcoming 8th Generation Core processors.
According to the presentation slide by the President of Intel’s Client & IoT Business and Systems Architecture Group, Dr. Murthy Renduchintala, the Intel 8th Gen Core i7 family of processors will have 15% more performance than its predecessor. While no exact statistics were provided in the presentation, this claim was apparently based on SysMark tests that were done internally by the company.
It is also stated in the presentation that the 8th Generation Core processors have been scheduled for release in second half of 2017. Given how they will continue to be built using 14nm process technology, this means these chips are likely not from Cannonlake family which will be manufactured using 10nm technology and is expected to be out towards the end of this year.
Nevertheless, the timing of this revelation couldn’t be apt enough as the company’s main rival, AMD is about to launch Ryzen processors very soon which are being rumored to be quite competitive. All in all, it looks like 2017 might be an interesting year for microprocessors.