Although Intel says the 7nm process is progressing well, the pace of final mass production remains a concern, with the latest news suggesting the desktop version of the 7nm won’t be available until 2023. It’s a bit late to expect Intel to produce 7nm or even the next 5nm processor in its own process, and Intel has been expected to eventually opt for outsourcing, with officials announcing the decision in early 2021.
Intel has previously mentioned three options for outsourcing or self-production, with a comprehensive assessment of three factors: cost, capacity, and production elasticity.
However, although Intel has not yet announced the results, but the industry rumors Intel has long been in talks with a number of foundry foundry, the future of high-performance GPUs is likely to be TSMC 6nm process production.
As for the CPU side, the latest news is that Intel is likely to directly choose 5nm to start, the fastest mass production in 2022, but has not yet determined which founding plant, TSMC is the most likely.
Looking back at Intel’s product line, the 14nm process Rocket Lake in early 2021 is set, and the 10nm process Alder Lake uses a size nuclear architecture, which is also largely out of the running and will be released in the Q3 next year.
If you cut into a 5nm processor made by a new generation in 2022, that makes sense, and the point in time is well connected.