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Intel's Reported Server Chip Plans Look Pretty Aggressive

Eric Jhonsa

issued at its May 8th Investor Day were pretty downbeat, there was a silver lining: The chip giant outlined a heady roadmap for rolling out new CPU platforms and complementary products, as well as for commercializing more advanced manufacturing processes to build those products with. Now, a leaked slide detailing Intel's server CPU plans -- courtesy of an April Huawei presentation -- suggests that Intel may have been slightly underselling its product launch plans, at least as far as its data center offerings go. In line with expectations, the slide suggests Intel will launch the first Xeon server CPUs relying on its delayed 10-nanometer (10nm) manufacturing process node -- they'll leverage a microarchitecture known as Ice Lake -- in Q2 2020.