Intel Core processor have been in the market for a very longs time and are expected to stay in the market for now. But, some rumours and speculations say that Intel might end the Core legacy in the next few years and is working on a new x86 architecture.
The rumours say that this could happen as soon as during 2019-2020. Intel Core TigerLake coming in 2019 will be the last CPU in the Core generation, as reported by Bitsandchips.it. Intel is said to be working on a new uArch which will be replacing the current gen x86 uArchs in Desktop and Enterprise Market. The new uArch is expected to be ready by 2019.
AMD has also recently announced to update their processor line-up by introducing the Ryzen series of processors. Intel, with its new uArch, will have a similar approach as AMD used with Ryzen. The company will be maintaining a balance between power consumption and performance. In addition to that, Intel is also expected to throw away some old SIMD and old hardware remainders for saving some physical space and to improve the ratio between power consumption and performance.
The x86 architecture will be entirely different from what we have been seeing. It will be taking small physical space and its backwards compatibility also cannot be assured. Intel might shift the backwards compatible x86 architecture to the server side where legacy operations are required continuously.
The rumour might actually be true as Intel has already started implementing the new changes in their current Core processors. The Intel Skylake is one of the first processors to be developed with uArch. And it is one of the most significant changes that the company made since the Sandy Bridge era.