Intel Cannonlake goes eight core and has converged coherent fabric

Posted on Friday, Oct 02 2015 @ 11:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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A LinkedIn profile of an Intel CPU design engineer accidentally revealed some non-public details about the chip giant's 10nm Cannonlake architecture, which is slated for the second half of 2017. The profile mentions Cannonlake will feature up to eight cores and will have a Converged Coherent Fabric (CCF) which acts like a Northbridge. While we don't have official confirmation yet, it seems consumer versions of Intel's Cannonlake may finally make the jump to eight cores.
For many years now, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has offered CPUs with between two and four CPU cores for its client CPUs. Typically, the low-power CPUs aimed at Ultrabooks and 2-in-1 convertibles have two CPU cores while the processors aimed at higher-performance laptops as well as mainstream desktops feature between two and four cores depending on the particular chip and power envelope.

That being said, there is substantial evidence that Intel's upcoming Cannonlake client processors, which will be built on the company's next generation 10-nanometer manufacturing technology, will come with between four and eight cores.
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Via: Motley Fool

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