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Intel confirms 10nm chips still on track for 2017

Recently there has been some speculation surrounding Intel’s release plans for its 10nm chips, with rumours pointing towards a push back from the second half of next year. However, Intel has come out to clear the air and has confirmed that its 10nm release plans have not changed yet, with the chips on schedule to come out in 2017.

The first family of 10nm processors were initially due out later on in 2016 but due to technical challenges and troubles getting transistors down to the appropriate size, things had to be pushed back a bit.

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A recent job opening on Intel’s site was the cause for further delay speculation, with the website ‘The Motley Fool‘ implying that Intel wouldn’t be able to mass produce its 10nm chips in time. Since then, Intel has got in touch with the site and corrected the errors, stating that the “first 10-nanometer product is planned for the second half of 2017”.

So that’s all there is to it, 10-nanometer may have been pushed back from the end of this year but it is still on track for product launches later on in 2017.

KitGuru Says: Intel jumped on these rumours very quickly in order to dispel any talk of a 10nm delay. What processor are you running right now? Are you planning on upgrading anytime soon? 

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