Yesterday Intel detailed their first clean-slate CPU core micro-architecture since "Nehalem", which is codenamed "Sunny Cove". Over the past 10 years the 9 generations of Core processors have been basically refinements of "Nehalem", even the most recent "Coffee Lake" parts. Intel is now planning a clean-slate core design, much like what AMD did with "Zen". This will allow Intel to introduce significant IPC gains over the current generation. If you look at the past 3 generations of Intel micro-architectures the IPC growth curve has remained flat.
- Computex 2018