- Jul 7, 2017
CFL 8C for next year is not really the question anymore. As for Icelake the earliest realistic launch timeframe is Computex 2019 in June imho. Unless the slides refer to their foundry business which might differ to Intels own 10nm IP products.
It is very questionable, as it seems mostly to be based on wishful thinking. Unless Pinnacle ridge gives a big boost, not much changes from today in the next year.
Even if Pinnacle ridge increased Fmax by 10% with all cores running, it still wouldn't change much from today, and that is about the best case outcome for Pinnacle ridge.
Intel just made it's biggest leap in a decade, they really won't be in a rush to do it again.