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. Cannon Lake CPUs are the first mainstream CPUs to include the AVX-512 instruction set.
|L1 cache||128KB (i3-8121U)|
|L2 cache||512KB (i3-8121U)|
|L3 cache||4MB (i3-8121U)|
|Created||May 2018 (availability)|
|Transistors||10 nm (Tri-Gate) transistors|
|Instructions||x86-64, Intel 64|
|Predecessor||Desktop: Coffee Lake (2nd optimization)|
Kaby Lake Refresh (2nd Optimization)
|Successor||Ice Lake (Architecture)|
Cannon Lake was initially expected to be released in 2016, but the release was pushed back to 2018. Intel demonstrated a laptop with an unknown Cannon Lake CPU at CES 2017 and announced that Cannon Lake based products will be available in 2018 at the earliest.
On April 26, 2018 in its report on first-quarter 2018 financial results Intel stated it was currently shipping low-volume 10 nm product and expects 10 nm volume production to shift to 2019. In July 2018, Intel announced that volume production of Cannon Lake would be delayed yet again, to late Q2 2019. 
The first laptop featuring a Cannon Lake CPU, namely Intel Core i3-8121U, a dual core CPU with HyperThreading and Turbo Boost but without an integrated GPU, was released in May, 2018 in very limited quantities.
According to non-official sources the 10nm process technology for Cannon Lake had too low yields to be profitable, and thus a future 10nm process will have an increased structure size in order to increase yields.
- AVX-512 instruction set extension
- Gen 10 GPU (TBC)
List of Cannon Lake CPUsEdit
|GPU||GPU clock rate||L3
|Core i3||8121U||2 (4)||2.2 GHz||3.2 GHz||N/A||4 MB||15 W||N/A||?|
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