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We brought you details from Intel's Architecture Day earlier this morning, and we highly recommend that you grab a cup of coffee and read through it for all the latest information on Alder Lake, Sapphire Rapids, Arc, and more. But looking past those new architectures, Intel also gave us some insight into its strategy for foundries. As we all know, Intel has multiple foundries spread across the globe dedicated to pumping out its processors and other hardware products. However, the company encountered numerous delays as it attempted to transition from 14nm to 10nm (and beyond), which interrupted its roadmap. With the company's IDM 2.0 strategy, it is partnering with outside foundries to alleviate... Read more...
Intel Accelerated took place yesterday, during which CEO Pat Gelsinger laid out a roadmap for the process technologies that will form the basis of its future processors (and those of its customers). Unfortunately, one interesting tidbit of the presentation that we didn't get a chance to bring significant attention to yesterday is Meteor Lake, a processor architecture that won't arrive for at least another two years. For some background, the current 11th generation Rocket Lake processors are built using Intel's 10nm process node. However, 12th generation Alder Lake, which will arrive around October 2021, will use the 10nm Enhanced SuperFin process node (now known as Intel 7). Its successor, 13th... Read more...
Intel is on track to launch its first 10nm consumer desktop processors this summer with 12th generation Alder Lake-S, which will then be followed up by a closely related successor: 13th gen Raptor Lake. Intel's 14th gen Meteor Lake processor family comes after Raptor Lake, which is the topic of today's discussion. Intel announced today that Meteor Lake has taped in, which has brought great excitement to the company's entire workforce. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said back in March that the tape-in would occur in Q2, and the company was able to meet that mark. Tape-in occurs with the various components that make up modern processors are combined into a monolithic package. The next step is tape-out... Read more...
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger is on a mission to put the company back on track in terms of leadership in its fab process technologies and innovation. The company found itself behind schedule in the transition from 14nm to 10nm and previously announced a multi-year delay for its 7nm migration as well. However, Gelsinger has offered a new plan to push his company forward with the next generation of the Intel Integrated Device Manufacturing (IDM) model. Dubbed IDM 2.0, it consists of three primary components for maintaining dominance in the chip space: 1) Expanding its internal network of chip fabs, 2) Making use of third-party fabs when necessary, and 3) Establishing Intel Foundry... Read more...
AMD is sitting on top of the world right now. The company is making a spirited run at NVIDIA with its Radeon RX 6000 series, and its newly launched Ryzen 5000 series powered by Zen 3 is giving Intel a wedgie. One of the questions AMD's good fortunes raises is, will Intel retake the performance crown? If so, when? Well, it might not be until 2023. Let's discuss. The earliest Intel could leapfrog back in front of AMD in overall performance (multi-threaded, gaming, and practically everything else on the desktop) is with Rocket Lake, which is set to lift off in the first quarter of next year. Intel is claiming Rocket Lake will offer a double-digit gain in IPC (instructions per clock) performance,... Read more...