Computex 2018 is going to be huge as companies from all around the world are going to show off and reveal upcoming products that they have lined up, or are working on at the moment. Intel might also have something that is interesting and we are going to talk about that here.
In an interview with Engadget, Gregory Bryant, senior vice president of Intel’s client computing department, talked about Intel revealing a chip that will be even more impressive than the 18 core CPU that was revealed last year. While he did not reveal any specifics, it is very interesting to think about what this might be.
It could be the 8 core CPU that we have been hearing about for a long time now or it could be the 40 anniversary CPU. It could be something else entirely, it is unlikely that there will be a chip with an even higher core count than 18 because who needs that kind of processing power in 2018? What would you really be doing with that kind of power? Knowing Intel, that would be pretty expensive as well.
We have talked about the 10nm process being delayed time and time again and Intel has already announced that the 10nm chips will be coming to the masses in 2019, so it can’t really be a 10nm process based chip. It will be interesting to see what this new chip is going to be.
What we know for sure is that the chip will be for mega-taskers that want to do something like media encoding, streaming, and playing games at the same time. The AMD Ryzen 7 series that feature 8 cores and 16 threads are more than capable of doing all this at the same time, so it could be an 8 core Intel CPU. This is speculation and this has not been confirmed by Intel so do take this with a grain of salt. Computex 2018 is just around the corner, so we will find out what this chip has to offer soon enough.
Let us know what you think about this mystery chip that is going to be revealed at Computex 2018. Can you guess what it could be?