For decades, Intel was considered the best semiconductor company on the planet, only to lose its luster in recent years, being eclipsed by the 7nm and 5nm processes of TSMC and Samsung. Intel was ridiculed for using six generations of 14nm processors.
What makes Intel look bad is the 10nm process. Intel was very ambitious in this generation of processes, and the transistor density was increased to 2.4x, much higher than the conventional 2x increase of Moore's law. In reality, the first 10nm generation failed.
For those of you who don't remember, Intel's first 10nm processor was the Cannon Lake, and there was almost the only model that ever made it to market. — Core i3-8121U, 2 cores, 4 threads, 2.2GHz to 3.2GHz, 4MB cache, 15W TDP, and it also has core masking.
The original 10nm process in 2018 could only make cpus like this,Even disabled to even the core have to shield, CPU only dual core, frequency of 2-3 GHZ or so.
However, 4 years later, the 10nm process is completely changed. The 13 generation of core Intel 7 process is the latest version of the previous 10nm process. This time, it has 24 cores and 32 threads, and the CPU frequency has surged to 5.8GHz.
Not only that,At the extreme frequency, the 13-gen Core cracked 8.8GHz, breaking the record AMD's second-generation Bulldozer processor set a decade ago, and the performance at high frequencies was astonishing.
In just four years, Intel has turned the 10nm process into a full-throated performance. It may not look as good as Samsung or TSMC's brush version, but industry insiders know what Intel has done.
To paraphrase the Internet meme, Intel's 10nm was looked down upon and is still out of reach.