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Cannon Lake (microarchitecture)

Cannon Lake (formerly Skymont) is Intel's codename for the 10-nanometer die shrink of the Kaby Lake microarchitecture. As a die shrink, Cannon Lake is a new process in Intel's "Process-Architecture-Optimization" execution plan as the next step in semiconductor fabrication.[2] Cannon Lake CPUs are the first mainstream CPUs to include the AVX-512 instruction set.

Cannon Lake
Transistors 10 nm (Tri-Gate) transistors
Architecture x86-64
Instructions x86-64, Intel 64
Predecessor Desktop: Coffee Lake (2nd Optimization)
Successor Ice Lake (Architecture)

Prior to Cannon Lake's launch, Intel launched another 14 nm process refinement with the codename Coffee Lake.[3]

The successor of Cannon Lake microarchitecture will be Ice Lake, which will represent the architecture phase in the Intel Process-Architecture-Optimization Model.[4][5]


Cannon Lake was initially expected to be released in 2016, but the release was pushed back to 2018.[6] Intel demonstrated a laptop with an unknown Cannon Lake CPU at CES 2017[7][8] and announced that Cannon Lake based products will be available in 2018 at the earliest.

At CES 2018 (Jan 9, 2018 – Jan 12, 2018) Intel announced that they had started shipping mobile Cannon Lake CPUs at the end of 2017 and that they would ramp up production in 2018.[9][10][11] No further details were disclosed.

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  3. ^ "Intel Coffee Lake release date, news and features". Tech Radar. 2017-08-09. 
  4. ^ "Intel's Kaby Lake will sneak in before the 10nm process". Digital Trends. 25 Jan 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  5. ^ "What's the Name of Intel's Third 10-Nanometer Chip?". The Motley Fool. 25 Jan 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Intel confirms tick-tock-shattering Kaby Lake processor as Moore's Law falters". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  7. ^ "Here's How Intel Is Finally Getting Back on Track With Moore's Law". Fortune. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  8. ^ "Intel Kicks Off CES 2017 with VR, Automated Driving, 5G News and Experiences | Intel Newsroom". Intel Newsroom. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  9. ^ Cutress, Ian. "Intel Mentions 10nm, Briefly". Retrieved 2018-01-10. 
  10. ^ "Intel Announces 10nm Cannon Lake Is Shipping". Tom's Hardware. 2018-01-09. Retrieved 2018-01-10. 
  11. ^ AnandTech (2018-01-09), Intel at CES 2018: 10nm [@8:35], retrieved 2018-01-10