Intel has already started selling its fifth generation processors — Core M — on certain ultra-thin hybrid laptops and will introduce its Core i3, i5, and i7 chips later this year.
The fifth-generation chips are based on 14 nanometre die and codenamed Broadwell, shrinking its fourth-generation 22nm processor codenamed Haswell microarchitecture.
“We have been consistently pursuing Moore’s Law and this has been the core of our innovation for the last 40 years. The 10nm chips are expected to be launched early 2017,” said Taha Khalifa, general manager for Intel in the Middle East and North Africa region.
He said the 14nm chips are the fastest product transition in the company’s history. It has better performance when it comes to graphics, 3D, voice and gesture controls.
The Broadwell architecture is in line with “tick tock” model adopted by Intel since 2007. Every year the company launches new chips with a shrunken die (tick) or a change in microarchitecture (tock).
The thin processor is fanless despite rocking 300 million more transistors and shrinking the die by 30 per cent than the Haswell chips.
He said that Cherry Trial is the 14nm for smartphone and tablets and will be available in the second half of the year. Real Sense technology (3D camera technology, 4K graphics, voice and gesture controls) will be rolled out in the coming fifth generation chips.
Intel is already promoting Skylake — successor to Broadwell — that can wirelessly charge laptops and connect monitors, printers and external storages.
Khalifa said that Skylake architecture will be launched by end of this year.