Intel to kill Core with new, more powerful and efficient x86 architecture in 2020

In recent years, the manufacturing sizes of the processors and chips on the market have been reduced at a slower rate than they should if we were guided by Moore’s Law. This implies that increases in power and efficiency are more time-consuming, and all because of the physical limits of size reduction of silicon, whose atomic structure can not fall from about 2-3 nanometers.

New architecture in 2020
Therefore, the current system of silicon size reduction can not reach beyond the year 2020, necessitating an alternative design to the current architectures. This is what Intel would be working on today, in order to have it ready by 2020. The current Core, introduced 8 years ago with the 45-nanometer Nehalem architecture, would see its end in 2019 with the 10-nanometer Tigerlake architecture , Leaving the Intel roadmap as follows:

32 nm Westmere (2010)
32 nm Sandy Bridge (2011)
22 nm Ivy Bridge (2012)
22 nm Haswell (2013)
14 nm Broadwell (2014)
14 nm Skylake (2015)
14 nm Kaby Lake (2016)
10 nm Cannonlake (2017)
14 nm Coffee Lake (2018)
10 nm Icelake (2018)
10 nm Tigerlake (2019)
New architecture (2020)
Intel invented the x86 architecture, while AMD invented x86_64, requiring both companies to license the other to market their respective processors. Intel processors have been retrocompatible at the architecture level with the previous ones since 2008, adding new features in each tock while maintaining the previous tick design.

The new processors would come first to consumer computers and the business sector, while the servers would still continue to use the current x86 processors for compatibility issues, and more gradually they would be replaced by this new Intel architecture.

The elimination of these inherited functions does not mean that the incompatibility will be total. Intel is working on emulating x86 systems on ARM processors and vice versa, so these limitations could be eliminated with emulation solutions that Intel itself is designing.

In addition, this series of processors much more efficient and compact could suppose the entrance of Intel in the processors for mobile phones and portable devices beyond the current processors Core M. What is clear is that these processors are going to be more powerful, more efficient, and cheaper to manufacture.