Another Intel CPU roadmap has been leaked, and shows that the chip giant is ready to unleash its Moorefield and Airmont lineup of processors before the end of the year.
The company is also preparing some desktop goodies, including support for DDR4 memory.
We already have a bit of an idea of what Intel is preparing for the first half of 2014, but this timely leaked roadmap shows what the company is planning for the rest of the year. Even though it is ready to release some 20 odd Haswell CPUs in April, late summer will see the release of the really powerful chips.
And by that time we should be hearing the details of the 14nm Broadwell lineup — the one that is expected to power Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablets and newer notebooks.
Intel is also gearing up to launch the Moorefield line of Atom processors, sometime in September.
These are powered by its 22nm Silvermont architecture, and are expected to include LTE and SCDMA wireless communication capabilities, unlike previous solutions in this line.
Then finally towards the very end of 2014, Intel will release Airmont, based on a 14nm process. This is expected to bring around the Cherry Trail SoC (system-on-chip), one that should be readily utilized by Windows powered tablet makers.
Or Windows 8.1 Pro powered tablet makers, to be exact, as Windows RT 8.1 is not a platform that many hardware vendors are willing to stand behind.
In any case, the September edition of the Intel Developer Forum is the one to keep an eye out for.