Intel is going to release their 10nm CPUs in 2017

From long time Intel using Tick Tock model for introducing their processor, where the Tick moves make a new processor node, highest efficiency with minor architecture changes and the Tock moves makes major architecture change.

Now Intel trying to break their Tick Tock model and walking towards the Tick Tock Tock model. In this new model each processing node used for 3 gen of CPUs, which is because of make their manufacturing technology smaller and smaller.

Intel going to release their first 10nm CPU named Cannonlake in 2017 after the Kaby Lake CPUs which will expected to release this year.


Intel already made Broadwell and Skylake on their 14nm processing node with Kaby Lake it will be their 3rd gen CPU on 14nm processing node. Which means intel is ready to break their Tick Tock cycle.

On the 10nm processing node suggest that it will be with us for 2020 like Canonlake in 2017, Icelake in 2018 and finally Tigerlake in 2019 which will be replaced by unnamed 5nm CPU in 2020.

In 5nm we will likely to see EUV technology, Extreme Ultraviolet lithography, which will alow sub 10nm processing tech to be possible, though we cannot assume how intel exactly replacing their 10nm with 5nm.

MicroarchitectureCPU seriesTick or TockFab nodeYear Released
Presler/Cedar MillPentium 4 / DTick65 nm2006
Conroe/MeromCore 2 Duo/QuadTock65 nm2006
PenrynCore 2 Duo/QuadTick45 nm2007
NehalemCore iTock45 nm2008
WestmereCore iTick32 nm2010
Sandy BridgeCore i 2xxxTock32 nm2011
Ivy BridgeCore i 3xxxTick22 nm2012
HaswellCore i 4xxxTock22 nm2013
BroadwellCore i 5xxxTick14 nm2014 & 2015
SkylakeCore i 6xxxTock14 nm2015
Kaby lakeCore i 7xxxTock14 nm2016
CannonlakeCore i 8xxxTick10 nm2017
IcecakeCore i 8xxxTock10 nm2018
TigerlakeCore i 9xxxTock10 nm2019
N/ACore xxxxTick5 nm2020