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Intel Delays (Again!) Launch of New Generation ‚ÄúCannon Lake‚ÄĚ Processors

THE Intel not exactly in the best of sheets the company has engaged in a homicidal policy recently with security flaws Specter and Meltdown, and seems to face problems developing its flagship product, the Intel Core processors. Today's news goes a little deeper into the not very good sea.

During the third-quarter 2018 financial results conference, the microchip giant announced another delay in forecasting the launch of its new generation of processors called ‚ÄúCannon Lake‚ÄĚ the first from the manufacturer to be based on a 10 nanometer architecture.

Now the prediction that the first processors of the new generation will reach computers only in holiday season 2019, ie November / December next year which represents a delay of more than three years compared to the original announcement. To those not well remembered, Intel promised the chips ‚ÄúCannon Lake‚ÄĚ first to the end of 2016, postponing them later to 2018 and then to the beginning of 2019.

Now at least one more year separates us from the infamous components. Note that in practice some processor models ‚ÄúCannon Lake‚ÄĚ (like the Core i3-8121U) have already hit the market, but its production rate is so small that it could not be adopted by any high-end manufacturer.

For Apple, this whole situation can be a factor in deciding which to turn the key and make the company abandon Intel's processors. adopt own ARM chips on Macs It is a movement that is still in the rumor stage but, between us, only a matter of time to happen.

One of the main advantages of generation ‚ÄúCannon Lake‚ÄĚ RAM type support LPDDR4which can come with up to 32GB capacity. Earlier generations support a maximum of 16GB, which has created an uncomfortable situation for Apple that, for much longer than the competition, could not offer MacBooks Pro with more than 16GB of RAM, which would be a minimal amount for professionals.

Ma ended up solving the problem "late" in the latest generation of the computer by adopting "traditional" DDR4 type memories instead of LPDDRs (LPDDR "LP" refers to Low power, or low power, and DDR RAM combs have a higher power consumption). It was the only solution found to offer 32GB of RAM to consumers and all this is the fault of Intel, which may highlight yet another factor of discomfort in the relationship between the two companies.

Let's follow the next steps of this novel

via AppleInsider