That's probably the more interesting article here to explain it all.
It seems to me that Cannon Lake is simply Coffee Lake on the first 10nm process and it might just only be worth it for mobile applications if the graph below is anything to go by.
Ice Lake at 10nm+ is probably the new architecture, and where it probably starts to make sense for high performance applications, considering that Coffee Lake is on 14nm++.
As to Cascade Lake, it makes sense to adopt the same name for the HEDT platform. They couldn't call them Kaby Lake-X because they already have two CPUs in the current line-up with that name and Coffee Lake is also out of the question because it's basically Kaby Lake on 14nm++, whereas Cascade Lake will probably be on 14nm+, the same process as Kaby Lake, whose name they can't use because of the above.
Originally Posted by guttheslayer
Originally Posted by Timmaigh!
One thing that i like about Intel is how they stick to using codenames based on geographical places....unlike AMD, who in their naming schemes constantly mix completely unrelated stuff and it feels chaotic and unstructured (even if it is not) and it makes it difficult to remember. Like one moment naming CPUs after cities (Manchester, Toledo, Venice, Barcelona), next moment after stars (Agena, Deneb, Thuban), then heavy machinery (Bulldozer, Piledriver) and some Indian/oriental sounding stuff at the same time (Kaveri, Godavari), now its Zen and Zeppelin at the same time again...GPU division the same thing - what was wrong with the Islands?
I don't find Intel naming any better than AMD: Skylake, Kaby lake, coffeelake, Cannon lake, tiger lake, gemini lake, casade lake, ice lake. What is all this lakes nonsense?
The best I find so far is none other than Nvidia, who stick strictly to Scientist name after moving away from original G80/92 structure, and all uses a unique first alphabet.
Tesla, Fermi, Kepler, Maxwell, Pascal, Volta, Ampere.
Actually G80/92 is first generation Tesla, that's where they started to name their architectures. All these three are Tesla based: GeForce 8 series - first gen Tesla, 9 series - polished first gen, and 200 series - 2nd gen Tesla.Edited by tpi2007 - 12/5/17 at 9:16am