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Intel reveals Sunny Cove CPU architecture, set to launch in 2019

The new Intel processors are built on the 10nm process, and the architecture will make its way to the Xeon and Core line-ups.

  • Published: December 13, 2018 9:53 AM IST
A photo released Oct. 8, 2018, shows a 9th Gen Intel Core proces

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Intel has announced its upcoming series of processors based on a new architecture called Sunny Cove. The new chips will be fabricated on the 10nm process similar to this year’s mobile chipsets, and will use the next-generation 10nm process for heavier computing processors meant for laptops and PCs. The new processors will be launched in 2019, and will initially come to Intel’s Core and Xeon series.

The announcement was made at Intel Architecture Day, an event where the new processes were revealed. The new architecture will replace the Skylake series for newer chipsets, and will enable processors that are ‘deeper, wider and smarter’ with improved performance and reduced energy consumption. It’s likely that these processors will be used on both Windows and macOS computers in 2019 and ahead.

Some of the key advantages to users, apart from improved performance and reduced power consumption, is the possibility of increasing the RAM, storage and up to 48 cores, according to a detailed report by ArsTechnica. While this seems a bit complicated, the benefits of the new architecture and processors will be most visible in intensive processes, including gaming and video editing.

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Intel is currently the leading manufacturer of computing processors, having gone far ahead of AMD on both numbers and capabilities. However, the company is now facing strong competition from Qualcomm, which recently revealed its 7nm 8cx computing platform. However, Intel’s adoption of the 10nm process will ensure it stays on Apple computers for the next few years at least.

  • Published Date: December 13, 2018 9:53 AM IST