Leaked Intel Roadmap Shows 14nm Kaby Lake In Q3 2016, With 10nm Cannonlake Arriving In Q3 2017
Chinese-language website BenchLife.info
As is typical of new processor family launches, Kaby Lake is likely to consume less power than Skylake, which translates into better battery life, along with improved performance and faster integrated graphics.
Following Kaby Lake, Intel will introduce its 10nm Cannonlake architecture in the third quarter of 2017. That's assuming there won't be any further delays, as shrinking to 10nm hasn't proven easy for Intel. But should everything go to plan, like Kaby Lake, Cannonlake will arrive just as students and parents start their back-to-school shopping.
One thing that's interesting to note is that this roadmap interrupts Intel's normal tick-tock cadence. That's because Cannonlake (previously known as Skymont) was initially supposed to succeed Skylake as a "tick" in Intel's tick-tock release schedule, but manufacturing challenges related to the die shrink forced Intel to push its release back a year.
In the meantime, Kaby Lake, another "tock" after Skylake, will fill the gap. Instead of a tick-tock cadence, what we end up with is a tock-tock-tick (Skylake, Kaby Lake, Cannonlake) release schedule.