It is decided by intel to cancel the KBL-H platform citing with a lack of demand and will only be forwarding with KBL-R generally known as Kaby Lake Refresh 18-W was the platform for KBL-H, 4+2 platform where 2 stands for GT2e graphics and 4 stands for cores. According to the rumors by Benchlife.info it looks like for the year 2018 10nm based Coffee Lake is still on track for with all its sub platforms. The key message by the intel company is to sent out to the channel partners cites that the processor of 18w is canceled because interest of shifting to KBL-R obviously translate into that there is very little demand for KBL-H, it is basically a repetition of the same 14nm process which is been there since Broadwell.
Due to Lack of Interest Kaby Lake-H is Canceled, 10nm Coffee Lake on Track, in Summer 2017 Kaby Lake Refresh is Arriving.
Alongside Ryzen is on its way, intel needs to shift gears and need to focus on the risk of losing its market position and also the competition. All hand on deck for the blue otherwise it is going to be a rough sailing on the sea. Well it’s good to see therefore the Coffee Lake remains on smoothly on track and set for a release in the year of 2018. Where there has been rumors that the 10nm processors ran into some kind of trouble, but the problems have not been on a large scale that may cause any slowdown on the schedule.
With a 6 Core CPU, The Coffee Lake platform is going to be the first one to be introduced into the market.while all the paradigm of intel pricing is probably going to be a change with the launch of Ryzen. considerably, tough year is ahead of intel because unlike AMD the former is less steerable and huge as a company. It may have to respond to Ryzen by decreasing prices and company margins may get affected by this. But if they choose not to do it, they claim to offer a superior product for a premium instead take the NVIDIA path. This may backfire horribly and may end up costing intel its secure position in the industry.
Reason? The 8 core Ryzen processor we saw is just the tip of the iceberg if you may remember that there are other Zeppelin based CPUs inbound scaling all the way up to 32 cores, on intel’s product offering they are not part of the mainstream spectrum on the strain and will clearly show in the mainstream side as well. Coffee Lake is going to be the constitute of 8th generation processors and Kaby Lake is intel`s 7th generation of processors of this particular iteration of x86.
Since the arrival of Broadwell CFL will be the first node shrink and will be pushed out on if only the 10nm results are on track. If not, it is expected that the Kaby Lake refresh to last longer than usual and the only mobility variant of CFL will arrive near the end year of 2018. With the help of this they will be able to keep up the falsification of a functioning Moore`s Law even if the results are bad as well.