In the semiconductor chip market, Intel’s biggest stack in the past was the process technology leader in two or three years, but this year everything changed. Intel’s 10nm production is difficult to use and 14nm technology is still used. AMD’s 7nm chip will be shipped this year, and the process technology will catch up. Intel is not a dream.
Although in terms of technical indicators, we have previously published an article describing Intel's 10nm process is indeed very advanced, transistor density is even better than TSMC, Samsung and Globalfoundries. Some readers of this question can understand that some analysts mentioned earlier that Intel is technologically advanced, but this cannot change a big picture.
Even if the 7nm process used by AMD has "moisture", next year Intel will face the fact that AMD is competing with its own 14nm chip with a 7nm process chip. This process advantage reversal has a great impact on Intel's image.
ForbeswebsiteAn article published today, titled "AMD 7nm Process Leading Intel Comes True, The First Chip Ships This Year," mentions the progress of AMD and Intel on new process processors. It is reported that TSMC has increased its 7nm production capacity, not only including AMD's GPU chips, including 7nm CPU chips, especially the new generation of EPYC based on Zen 2 architectureserverchip.
AMD's EPYC processor has already emerged in the data center and single-socket server market. This part of the business was originally an Intel cash cow, but in some cases, AMD can provide strategic advantages, with more processor cores per slot. More, more efficient, higher performance and more.
AMD's EPYC server chip has already stood out among some OEMs, such as DELL-EMC, HP Enterprise and others, and the 7nm Zen 2 architecture EPYC server chip will only continue to expand the AMD advantage, with higher performance and more. The number of cores and higher efficiency.
In the consumer market, AMD also has a significant number of core advantages. The high-end market recently introduced a second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processor. Based on the 12nm Zen+ core, it will bring as many as 32 cores and be compatible with the existing X399 chipset. .
We have witnessed an amazing turn here and Intel must respond to these real threats.
So far, Intel only promised to use 14nm++ process in Cascade Lake and Cooper Lake processors, use MCM multi-core package, bring more cores in 2018 and 2019, so Intel's 14nm chip will be intense with AMD's 7nm chip. The competition, at least for some time.
To be sure, not many people have seen this happen.