Intel Whiskey Lake microarchitecture

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Whiskey Lake (micro architecture)
Manufacturer Intel
Manufacturing process 14 nm ++
L1 cache 32 + 32 KB per core
L2 cache 256 KB per core
predecessor Coffee Lake
successor Cannon Lake

Whiskey Lake is the code name of a processor microarchitecture from chip manufacturer Intel that was published at the end of April 2018. It represents the fourth optimization step of the 14 nm production process after Coffee Lake . It was presented in the second half of 2018 to bridge Intel's renewed delays in the 10 nm process.

In the third quarter, three notebook processors will appear, the only innovations of which can be found in the integrated peripherals:

  • a USB 3.1 Gen2 controller and a Thunderbolt 3 port

The Whiskey Lake processors otherwise correspond to processors from the Kaby Lake Refresh, the actual micro-architecture still corresponds to the Skylake micro-architecture. According to Intel, Kaby Lake Refresh and Coffee Lake are manufactured in the so-called 14 nm ++ manufacturing process. Because of the expanded periphery, a new FC-BGA1528 solder base is used, which requires new motherboards.

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Individual evidence

  1. Ashraf Eassa: Intel Corp.'s "Whiskey Lake" Revealed (s) . In: The Motley Fool . 
  2. Anton Shilov: Intel Delays Mass Production of 10 nm CPUs to 2019 .