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"Tick-Tock" was a model adopted by chip manufacturer Intel Corporation from 2007 to follow every microarchitectural change with a die shrink of the process technology. Every "tick" represents a shrinking of the process technology of the previous microarchitecture (sometimes introducing new instructions, as with Broadwell, released in late 2014) and every "tock" designates a new microarchitecture. Every year to 18 months, there is expected to be one tick or tock. Starting 2014, Intel realized "Refresh" cycles after a tock in form of a smaller update to the microarchitecture. It is said that this is done because of the expanding times to the next tick.
In March 2016 in a Form 10-K report, Intel announced that it had deprecated the Tick-Tock cycle in favor of a three-step "process-architecture-optimization" model, under which three generations of processors will be produced with a single manufacturing process, adding an extra phase for each with a focus on optimization. Intel had already broken the Tick-Tock cycle by delaying the 10 nanometer Cannonlake to 2017, and planning a third generation of processors using 14 nanometer transistors, Kaby Lake; the company stated that extending the lifecycle of each manufacturing process it uses would allow Intel to "further [optimize] our products and process technologies while meeting the yearly market cadence for product introductions."
|Architectural change||Fabrication process||Microarchitecture||Codenames||Release date||Processors|
|8P/4P Server||4P/2P Server/WS||Enthusiast/WS||Desktop||Mobile|
|Tick (new fabrication process)||65 nm||P6, NetBurst||Presler,
|Tock (new microarchitecture)||Core||Merom||2006-07-27||Tigerton||Woodcrest
|Tock||Sandy Bridge||Sandy Bridge||2011-01-09||(Skipped)||Sandy Bridge-EP||Sandy Bridge-E||Sandy Bridge||Sandy Bridge-M|
|Tick||22 nm||Ivy Bridge||2012-04-29||Ivy Bridge-EX||Ivy Bridge-EP||Ivy Bridge-E||Ivy Bridge||Ivy Bridge-M|
|Tick||14 nm||Broadwell||2014-09-05||Broadwell-EX ||Broadwell-EP ||Broadwell-E|
|Optimizations (refreshes)||Kaby Lake||2016, KW 50|
|Architecture||Ice Lake||Ice Lake||2018|
|Fabrication process||Microarchitecture||Release date||Processors/SoCs|
|MID, Smartphone||Tablet||Nettop, netbook||Embedded||Server||CE|
|Tick||45 nm||Bonnell||2008||Silverthorne||N/A||Diamondville||Tunnel Creek||N/A||Sodaville|
|Tick||14 nm||Airmont||2014-15||Anniedale (22 nm)||Cherryview||Braswell||Unknown||Denverton||Unknown|
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A yearly product cadence moves the industry forward in a predictable fashion that can be planned in advance.
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The Kaby Lake platform will be similar to Skylake platform that launches this year and will act as a platform refresher
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We have long known that Intel was planning a ‘Skylake Refresh’ that has always been on the roadmap between Skylake and Cannonlake, but it appears that refresh might be going by the code name Kaby lake now.
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the switch to 10nm manufacturing has been delayed until the second half of 2017.
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