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General Info
Arch TypeCPU
Process10 nm
Core NamesCannon Lake Y,
Cannon Lake U

Cannon Lake (CNL) (formerly Skymont) is a planned microarchitecture by Intel as a successor to Kaby Lake. Cannon Lake is expected to be fabricated using a 10 nm process and is set to be introduced in the second half of 2018. Cannon Lake is the "Process" microarchitecture as part of Intel's PAO model.

For mobile, Cannon Lake is expected to be branded as 8th Generation Intel Core i3, Core i5. and Core i7 processors.

Process Technology[edit]

Cannon Lake is manufactured on Intel's 10 nm process (P1274). Intel's 10 nm process is among the first high-volume manufacturing processes to employ Self-Aligned Quad Patterning (SAQP) (goes under the "Hyper-Scaling" marketing name). Intel's 10nm features a 0.0367 µm² SRAM bit cell.


Broadwell Cannon Lake Δ intel 10nm fin.png
14 nm 10 nm
Fin Pitch 42 nm 34 0.81x
Fin Width​ 8 nm 7 nm 0.88x
Fin Height​ 42 nm 53 nm 1.24x
Gate Pitch 70 nm 54 nm 0.77x
Interconnect Pitch 52 nm 36 nm 0.69x
Cell Height 399 nm 272 nm 0.68x

Compiler support[edit]

Support for Cannon Lake was added in GCC 8.1 and LLVM 6.0.

Compiler Arch-Specific Arch-Favorable
ICC -march=cannonlake -mtune=cannonlake
GCC -march=cannonlake -mtune=cannonlake
LLVM -march=cannonlake -mtune=cannonlake
Visual Studio ? ?


Core Extended
Family Extended
U 0 0x6 0x6 0x6
Family 6 Model 102


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Core Abbrev Description Graphics Target
Cannon Lake Y CNL-Y Extremely low power GT2 2-in-1s detachable, tablets, and computer sticks
Cannon Lake U CNL-U Ultra-low Power GT2/GT3 Light notebooks, portable All-in-Ones (AiOs), Minis, and conference room
Cannon Lake H CNL-H High-performance Graphics GT2/GT3 Ultimate mobile performance, mobile workstations
Cannon Lake S CNL-S Performance-optimized lifestyle GT2/GT3 Desktop performance to value, AiOs, and minis
Cannon Lake DT CNL-DT Workstation GT2 Workstations & entry-level servers


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Key changes from Kaby Lake[edit]

  • 10 nm process (from 14 nm)
  • Mainstream chipset
    • 200 Series chipset → 300 Series chipset
      • Integrated Programmable (Open FW SDK) Quad-Core Audio DSP
      • Soundwire Digital Audio Interface
      • Integrated USB 3.1 (10 Gib/s)
        • Up to 6 ports
      • Integrated Intel wireless controller (IEEE 802.11ac)
      • Integrated SDXC 3.0 controller
      • Thunderbolt 3.0(Titan Ridge) with DisplayPort 1.4 support
      • C10 & S0ix Support for Modern Standby

New instructions[edit]

Cannon Lake introduced a number of new instructions:

All Cannon Lake Chips[edit]

 Cannon Lake Chips
 Main processorIGPMajor Feature Diff
ModelLaunchedPriceFamilyPlatformCoreCTL3$L4$TDPFreqTurboMax MemNameFreqTurboTBTHTAVX2TXTTSXvProVT-d
i3-8121UCore i3Cannon Lake U244 MiB
4,096 KiB
4,194,304 B
0.00391 GiB
15 W
15,000 mW
0.0201 hp
0.015 kW
2.2 GHz
2,200 MHz
2,200,000 kHz
3.2 GHz
3,200 MHz
3,200,000 kHz
Count: 1


  • Mark Bohr, Intel. Intel Technology and Manufacturing Day. Mar 28, 2017.

See also[edit]

codenameCannon Lake +
designerIntel +
first launched2017 +
full page nameintel/microarchitectures/cannon lake +
instance ofmicroarchitecture +
instruction set architecturex86-64 +
manufacturerIntel +
microarchitecture typeCPU +
nameCannon Lake +
process10 nm (0.01 μm, 1.0e-5 mm) +