Intel squeezing toothpaste again?The official announced that the performance of the next four generations of core will be increased by 10%


At Intel’s latest investor conference, the company not only announced the launch date of its ARC stand-alone graphics card, but also revealed its core processors for the next few years.Intel has announced four generations of Core processors, including the 13th generation, which will be released in the second half of the year, and the 14th, 15th, and 16th generations of core processors.Interestingly, these four generations will be released over four years and involve five different chip processes.But it looks like Intel’s timeline is different from what it thought. Due to pressure from AMD, Intel has said it will return to its tiK-Tok product strategy of releasing two generations of core products a year, one focused on improving the chip manufacturing process and one focused on upgrading the chip architecture.However, from the perspective of the launch time of the next four generations of Intel Core processors, except the 13th generation of Core will be released in the second half of this year, other products are still basically a yearly rhythm, unlike the past tiK-Tok strategy.The 13th generation core, code-named Raptor Lake, is slated for release later this year and will use an improved 10nm process, also known as Intel 7 chips.Intel says the 13th Generation Core will have more than 10 percent better performance than the 12th generation Core and better overclocking capabilities.Considering the number of cores and the actual frequency, the 13th Generation Core will be stronger than the 12th generation Core, so the performance improvement is actually not very large, similar to the past Intel toothpaste era, basically each generation of 10% improvement to the end.In the architecture, in fact, we have a lot of understanding of 13 generations of Core.Intel also said that the 13th Generation core will be upgraded to a maximum of 24 cores and 32 threads (8 performance cores +16 energy efficient cores), while continuing to use Intel 7nm technology, high-performance hybrid architecture, LGA1700 package interface, maintain two-generation compatibility, and will support AI M.2 modules.There will be more cores and higher frequencies, but if the overall performance is only increased by 10% or so, I wonder if more people will prefer the Core xii.Code-named Meteor Lake, the 14th generation core will be released in 2023, along with an upgrade to Intel 4, the original 7nm chip, which promises performance comparable to TSMC’s 4nm.One of the biggest features of the 14th Generation Core is that it will be the first Intel core to use more than a single chip design, with multiple small chip modules integrated into the processor, meaning that It will use MCM technology. Intel is starting to look like AMD in this area.The 15th generation Core, codenamed Arrow Lake, will be released in 2024, with the same Intel 4 chips, but with some improvements expected.According to Intel, when 15 generation core part will use Intel 20 a process, which is able to achieve the performance of 2 nm TSMC and specifications, as well as for the first time to join the external processing craft N3, namely to 3 nm TSMC foundry, this will have three at the same time the processor chip process, which may correspond to different products.For example, the desktop processor may use TSMC 3nm and Intel 4 technology, while the mobile part may use the most advanced Intel 20A technology.In addition, it is interesting that Intel also said that starting from the 14th generation Core, the processor will integrate AI and artificial intelligence chips, and the built-in core GPU can match the performance of independent graphics card level. Of course, we estimate that the performance of low-end independent graphics card will be very good by then.The final 16th Generation Core, code-named Lunar Lake, will be released sometime after 2024, possibly in the second half of 2024 or 2025.The strategy of combining internal and external chip processes will continue to be adopted. The internal process will be upgraded to Intel 18A, which is roughly equivalent to the 1nm level of other chip factories in the future. As for the external process, it is not clear when TSMC’s own 2nm and 1nm will be commercially available.After all, there are still too many variables. Besides, the release date of these Intel products is also expected, and there will be changes. After all, the chip process may also encounter bottlenecks, such as Intel’s 7nm has been delayed for a long time.In case the future process is also delayed, it is hard to say.However, it is said that core 17 will be the biggest architectural change Intel has ever made, although the release date is unclear.Finally, Intel expects to offer around 1 trillion transistors in a single device in its own products after 2030.But we don’t think about that long ago.AMD’s Zen 4 May have a new chance, at least in light of Intel’s recent announcements that the 13th Generation Core may not be as powerful as we thought.

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