Intel announces new 10nm Sunny Cove CPUs for 2019
Intel announced today their upcoming set of CPUs slated for 2019, Sunny Cove. The new chips will fall under the Core and Xeon lines and will be built upon a 10nm architecture.
Sunny Cove, along with other highlights such as new Gen11 integrated graphics and modular 3D chip stacking, was unveiled at Intel’s architecture day. The event was led by the likes of Raja Koduri, Senior VP of Core and Visual Computing, and Jim Keller, Senior VP of Silicon Engineer Group.
The company hasn’t had a new major architecture change since 2015, as all chips released since then fall under the Skylake architecture. We did see a brief die shrink this year with the mysterious 10nm i3-8121U Cannon Lake mobile processor, but even that was still built on Skylake.
At the core level, Sunny Cove is designed to increase performance per clock while maintaining greater power efficiency. Not only will typical computing workloads benefit, but also newer frontiers such as AI and crypto.
Also unveiled at the event was new Gen11 integrated graphics that are to be part of Intel’s upcoming 10nm-based processors. It will come with 1 TFLOPS of graphics power, increasing game playability. The company did also announce though, that it still has plans to introduce their own discrete GPU by 2020.