A report published by DigiTimes says that according to Taiwanese supply chain sources, Intel will delay the rollout of its 10nm Cannon Lake processor range until the end of 2018. This is the third delay to the supposed-to-be Cannon Lake rollout we have witnessed.
However, some Cannon Lake processors, specifically those without iGPUs, should be available in line with previous expected date. That means we might get some of the Cannon Lake desktop chips without iGPUs quite a bit earlier than the end of next year.
There’s a roadmap (above) that we saw a couple of days back for Intel Desktop S-Series LGA platforms chipset, and on that map, it seems like Coffee Lake is in the focus for the largest part of 2018.
Although we can see that on 2018, Z390 might also make an appearance as well.
Now what does it mean?
If these Cannon Lake (9th Gen) processors make it late, some laptop makers, for example, are considering skipping the generation and will instead plan for Ice Lake based products, which might be a reality already because of the re-scheduled Cannon Lake parts.