Intel has been having some issues with the 10nm process and it has been delayed a couple of times but it seems that the 10nm Intel Ice Lake CPUs will be released in the second half of 2019. While the first have will still have 14nm based chips, the second half will feature the 10th generation of Intel Ice Lake CPUs based on the 10nm process.
Talking about the server side, this year the Intel Cascade Lake chips will be released, based on the 14nm++ process. Next year we have the Cooper Lake CPUs that are also based on the 14nm process and in 2020 we will get the 10nm Intel Ice Lake CPUs. Intel has talked about what the upcoming server CPUs will be like and according to the company, the upcoming Xeon chips will be able to deliver twice the performance with the help of Deep Learning Boost as compared to the current chips on the market.
Navin Shenoy, executive vice-president and general manager of Intel’s data center group delivered this information and according to him, the company does not talk about consumers about nanometers and that consumers are more interested in how much performance they can get out of the CPUs. The following is what he had to say in this regard
I don’t talk to customers about nanometers. At the end of the day what they care about is delivered system-level performance…Our roadmap and the products we’re putting forward gives us confidence we’ll continue to win. Navin Shenoy
That seems to be a very confident statement keeping in mind that AMD has been delivering 8 cores and 16 threads in the mainstream for more than a year now and we have yet to get something like that from Intel. Other than that AMD Ryzen Threadripper is offering up to 32 cores while the max that Intel is going to offer is 28 cores. That might not seem like a big difference, but when you consider the price to core ratio, AMD has the upper hand.
Not to mention that AMD has already confirmed that 7nm chips will be sampled later this year and will be on the shelves in 2019.