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The 10th anniversary of Intel 32nm process production! 14nm will take at least two years

via:博客园     time:2019/9/15 20:09:09     readed:871

Author: Q above

By the Q4 quarter of this year, Intel has officially produced 32-nm process for 10 years. In 2009, Intel was still very invincible in CPU processor architecture and technology. Nehalem launched in 2008 laid the foundation for the next few years, and Friends and Businessmen had no strength to return at that time.

Intel first demonstrated 32-nm technology in 2007 and began mass production in Q4 of 2009. The first batch of products was Core i3/i5 of Clarkdal series. In Q1 of 2010, there were high-end Gulftown series, such as i7-980X, and in the second half, there were more mainstream Core i7-970.

Compared with the previous 45-nm process, 32-nm process has many advantages. HKMG material is used for the first time, which greatly improves the performance. The SRAM area is reduced from 0.346 Um2 of 45-nm to 0.171 um2, the transistor density lifting band is 7MTr/mm2, and the transistor performance is improved by 22%.

Of course, compared with Intel's most advanced 10-nm process, its transistor density can reach 100 MTr/mm2, which is more than 10 times higher than that of 32-nm process, and the SRAM area has also been reduced to 0.032 um2, which is more than 5 times higher.

It is worth mentioning that the name of the Core processor is almost 10 times that of the Core processor in the 32nm era.

But more interestingly, netizens also compared the single-core performance of processors over the past decade. Core i7-970 frequency 3.5 GHz, GK4 single-core score is about 606 points, while Core i9-9900K frequency 5 GHz, single-core score 1334 points, single-core performance has improved more than doubled in 10 years.


Although Intel launched the 10nm Ice Lake processor this year, there is only a low-power mobile version, and the high-performance desktop version is uncertain. The next generation of desktop Core is Comet Lake with 14nm technology, up to 10 cores and 20 threads. The supporting motherboard has also become a 400-series chipset and LGA1200 interface.

According to the previous explosions, 400 series chipsets should be released in Q1 and Q2 next year. There are at least Z490, H470, Q470, B460 and H410 series, which will basically replace the current 300 series chipsets.

From the whole platform, the 400-series chipset with Comet Lake-S processor has not changed much. There are 46 IO channels, including 16 PCIe 3.0 processors, 30 flexible IO channels in Nanqiao, 24 PCIe 3.0, 10 USB 3.1 interfaces, 6 USB 3.1 Gen2 interfaces and 6 SATA 6 Gbps interfaces.

Judging from the previous comments of the motherboard manufacturers, they have begun to develop 400 series new motherboards. Recently, the registration information of Gigabyte 400 series motherboards was also exposed on the website of Eurasian Economic Commission.Display Gigabyte has applied for the certification of up to 35 400 series motherboards

In these motherboards,There are 8 flagship Z490 motherboards, 11 mainstream B460 motherboards and 12 entry-level H410 motherboards.It can be said that Gigabyte has made great efforts on the 400-series motherboard, and chipsets of different grades have prepared a lot of models. It is obvious that Gigabyte is very optimistic about the business opportunity of replacing the LGA1200 slot for the next generation of processors.

The following is a list of leaked products:


Comet Lake-S, the 10-generation Core Desktop Edition, will be paired with a new 400-series chipset, which has been confirmed on previous Comet Lake-U mobile low-voltage platforms. According to the registration information, the desktop 400-series chipset will have Z490, Q470, H470, B460 and H410.


The 400-series chipset is expected to add support for a maximum of 10 core processors. Currently, the next generation of Comet Lake-S processors will have a maximum of 10 cores and 20 threads, which will be Intel's first 10-core processor on the mainstream platform.

Another good news is that desktop version 10 Core will turn on hyperthreading, whether i3, i5 or i7, i9.

After Comet Lake-S, it is expected that there will be a 14-nm processor code-named Rocket Lake, which also has a maximum of 10 core 20 threads.


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