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Cannon Lake gets Intel's 802.11ac Wi-Fi

by on18 April 2017


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Benchlife has come up with an Intel slide which appears to show he upcoming 300-series chipsets intended for use with the chip giant's "Cannon Lake" processor family.

One of the most unusual things is that the chips will have support for USB 3.1 (10 Gbps) and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Other than that the 300-series chipsets are a bit of a yawn and look too close to the 200-series offerings. They have connectivity for up to 24 lanes of PCIe 3.0, up to 10 USB 3.0 ports, and six 6Gbps SATA ports.

Benchlife
 claims that there will be a range of chipsets in the 300-series with Z, Q, H, and B-series models with progressively-reduced capabilities. So don’t expect wi-fi as the chips get cheaper.

Intel's next Core chips use 14-nm technology, but we already knew that.

The new slide is connected to the desktop chipsets ("-S" platform). Benchlife says the desktop Cannon Lake processors are scheduled for release in Q4 of this year.

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