Intel 10nm CPUs have been delayed over and over again and it seems that something similar is going to happen this time around as well. We did hear that new chips would be released before the end of 2019 and we were expecting that these would be the Intel 10nm CPUs that have been promised for so long but that does not seem to be the case according to a leaked roadmap.
According to the leaked roadmap, Intel 10nm CPUs based on the Tiger Lake architecture will release in Q2 2021 and it seems that these chips will only be available in 4 core variants. This means that if you are interested in buying more cores then you will need to get CPUs that are based on the 14nm++ process.
The leaked Intel roadmap also mentioned 10 core CPUs based on the 14nm process coming in 2020. Keeping in mind that AMD has already released the second generation of Ryzen CPUs that already offer 8 cores and that it is expected that the third generation will offer more than 10 cores, you would expect Intel to aim a bit higher. But that does not seem to be the case according to what we see in the roadmap. You can check out the Intel CPU roadmap below:
Another interesting bit of information that we can get from this roadmap is that the Rocket Lake-based Intel Xeon chips that are going to release in 2021 will use PCI Gen 4. This is a leak so do take this information with a grain of salt. Things can change over time and we are not sure how old this roadmap is and how Tweakers got access to it. A roadmap for mobile CPUs has also been leaked and you can check it out below:
Intel used AMD graphics in the past in order to power the Kaby Lake-G chips but it is more than likely that Intel is going to use its own integrated graphics solution in the future. This is something that we are waiting to check out.
While Intel is having issues with the 10nm chips, AMD has already released the 12nm CPUs and is going to release the 7nm based CPUs later this year. Not only is AMD releasing 7nm CPU but graphics cards as well. This should be a very interesting year for AMD.
Let us know what you think about Intel 10nm CPUs and whether or not you think Intel should quit while it has the chance.