With the success of the Ice Lake processor, Intel’s 10nm process is a breath of relief, and capacity is no longer a problem. This year’s focus is on the Tiger Lake processor, which is the second generation of 10nm processes, and the CPU and GPU architecture will be fully upgraded. At the recent Morgan Stanley Global Conference, Intel CFO Chief Financial Officer George Davis also reiterated that Intel will introduce at least nine new 10nm products by 2020, including mobile, FPGAs, 5G base stations, AI chips and server chips.
The top priority is the Tiger Lake processor, released at this year’s CES show, with the CPU upgraded to Wiilow Cove, the GPU upgraded to the Gen12 core of the Xe architecture, and will be matched with the Xe architecture’s unique performance.
George Davis mentioned that Tiger Lake will be produced using Intel’s second-generation 10nm process, a new generation of improved processes after Ice Lake.
When it comes to the 10nm process, it’s still a bit of a surprise, and we all know that the first generation of 10nm should be the Cannon Lake processor of 2017, but it’s only a Core i3-8121U product, and it also blocks the nuclear display, except for the use of individual brands.
Despite the fact that there is such a generation of 10nm chips, the current Official Intel Roadmap doesn’t seem to be looking at the Cannon Lake processor, which starts with Ice Lake in 2019, which is the first generation of 10nm, and Tiger Lake should be a 10nm plus process. There will be a 10nm process next year.
Officials did not mention the specific difference between the 10nm process, which also led to media reports on Tiger Lake’s 10nm characterization of the deviation, some say 10nm plus process, but also said that the 10nm process, this is to see how the bottom definition of the first generation of 10nm process.
Either way, the Intel convention in 2021 will have a new generation of 10nm processes, which are officially the third generation of 10nm processes, but in Cannon Lake’s words, the 10nm process is the fourth generation of 10nm plus process, one generation more than 14nm.
But the longevity of 10nm is hardly more than 14nm, which will be used by at least 2021 from 2015, over a span of more than six years, and 14nm from 2019 to 2022, which is only three years.