Intel released their new 10nm-based architecture called ‘Sunny Cove’ today. This could be new CPU candidates for upcoming unreleased 2019 MacBooks from Apple.
As with every new generation Intel claim these chips will offer even greater performance with reduced power loads. Machine learning, AI and cryptography will also be faster on these CPUs. We have heard talks about the 10nm architecture since 2015, but manufacturing problems have prevented release until now.
The current generation (late 2018) MacBook Pros use 8th Generation Intel Core CPUs with a 14 nm-based architecture.
This doesn’t confirm that Apple will use sunny cove in new Macs, but its a likely choice. We could see the end of Intel CPUs in at least Apples lower end laptop products. Considering Apples own A12 Bionic chip shows impressive performance numbers even outnumber some laptops today.