Intel announces Ice Lake 9th gen 10nm+ Processors – Confirmed Features, Expected Release, Comparision

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Intel has announced early details of its Ice Lake 9th gen processors, successor to Intel’s Coffee Lake processors. Here you find some of the rumours, features, and an overview of what to expect.

Confirmed Features

The Ice Lake processor family will utilize Intel’s new industry-leading 10nm+ process technology.

Ice lake features

“The Ice Lake processor family is a successor to the 8th generation Intel® Core™ processor family. These processors utilize Intel’s industry-leading 10 nm+ process technology.”

Expected Release

Ice Lake 9th gen processors are likely to hit sometime in 2018, or in early/mid-2019. It depends on Intel’s rate of progress on the 10nm+ process.

Intel Ice lake 9th gen

Comparision with older architectures

Year Architecture Generation Process
2011 Sandy Bridge 2nd 32nm
2012 Ivy Bridge 3rd 22nm
2013 Haswell 4th 22nm
2014 Broadwell 5th 14nm
2015 Skylake 6th 14nm
2016 Kaby Lake 7th 14nm+
2017 Coffee Lake 8th 14nm++
2018 Cannon Lake 8th 10nm
2019 Ice Lake 9th 10nm+

Conclusion

In conclusion, it is always nice to see companies pushing the limits of hardware, even if it’s early. Intel is definitely planning something big, and faster than ever.