We’ve seen the last of Intel’s 14nm Skylake architecture with the release of Comet Lake CPUs with the chip giant now focusing on next-gen cores to be utilized in its upcoming desktop and mobility families. Skylake lasted several generations and got various iterations on refined 14nm processes but the next-generation 10nm and 7nm lineups are going to bring incremental IPC gains. Rumors on what to expect from Intel’s next-generation CPU cores have been posted by MebiuW who just a few days ago gave us a first look at AMD’s next-generation Warhol & Raphael desktop processors.
Intel’s 10nm+ Willow Cove Cores Bring 25% & 10nm++ Golden Cove Cores Bring 50% IPC Improvement Over 14nm Skylake
The rumor doesn’t actually come from MebiuW but from a Weibo user in China who has seemingly hinted at the IPC gains of Intel’s next-generation cores. We know that after Skylake, Intel’s roadmap includes three major core updates. These include Sunny Cove which is featured on Ice Lake CPUs, Willow Cove which will be featured on the upcoming Tiger Lake CPUs & lastly, we have the Golden Cove cores which will be featured on Alder Lake CPUs. There’s also the post-core-architecture CPUs that will feature the Ocean Cove cores and are due for 2022-2023.
— MebiuW (@MebiuW) May 31, 2020
We already know that Sunny Cove brought an average of 18% IPC improvement over Skylake. The next-generation cores are further expected to increase IPC for Intel CPUs. Intel has gone away with 5 years of no incremental IPC gains on the desktop platform which has led to severe degradation in performance efficiency over the years. Their main competitor, AMD, went guns blazing with its Zen-based Ryzen CPUs, offering both, increased IPC & improved efficiency, in all three variations of Zen we have got since 2017. Now AMD has strengthened its IPC footprint against Intel causing a major shift in IPC/efficiency leadership.
By: Hassan Mujtaba
Title: Rumor: Intel’s Next-Gen 10nm Willow Cove Cores Bring 25% & Golden Cove Cores Bring 50% IPC Increase Over Skylake CPUs – 7nm Ocean Cove With 80% IPC Uplift Over Skylake
Sourced From: wccftech.com/intel-next-gen-10nm-willow-cove-golden-cove-ocean-cove-ipc-increase-rumor/
Published Date: Sun, 31 May 2020 08:15:59 +0000
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