Yesterday AMD dazzled with its new 7nm server CPUs at its Next Horizon event and now it appears Intel is hosting an event of its own on December 11. The Intel event will provide a forward look at what the chip giant has in store for the next couple of months and beyond, with CPU, GPU, and AI products probably taking front stage.
This will be a small-scale event, only select members of the press are invited. AnandTech explains this marks a return to Intel being more open about its new products. In the past, Intel provided a deep dive into the technical details of its CPUs and other chips at its Intel Developer Forum, but that came to an end after the cancellation of this annual event in 2017.
AnandTech writes the new Architecture Summit/Event seems like a great venue for Intel to showcase its engineering talent and prowess. Presumably, most of the details announced at this event will be under NDA, but some information may become almost immediately available to the general public.
The website offers some speculation about what may be revealed at the Intel event, hopefully we'll hear more about what Intel has in store for the GPU market:
At this point we do not know exactly what Intel will be discussing – the only thing we’ve been told is that it will be ‘update’ with Intel’s architects and technical fellows focusing on architecture. This could extend into CPU, GPU, AI, and everything in-between, and if we’re lucky, manufacturing. Given that Cascade Lake is a known part at this point, it would be difficult to see Intel discussing more on the CPU side unless they have an ace in the design we don’t already know about. A far more interesting topic would be on the GPU side, assuming that Raja Koduri and his team have something to say. We already know that the Nervana Neural Network Processor is due out in 2019, so there could be some detail to discuss there as well. An outside possibility is Intel talking 10nm. One can hope.