14nm

The first thing that comes to mind with Intel’s newest line of 10th Generation desktop processors is one of ‘14nm Skylake, again?’. It is hard not to ignore the elephant in the room – these new processors are minor iterative updates on Intel’s 2015 processor line, moving up from four cores to ten cores and some extra frequency, some extra security measures, a modestly updated iGPU, but by and large it is still the same architecture. At a time when Intel has some strong competition, Comet Lake is the holding pattern until Intel can bring its newer architectures to the desktop market, but can it be competitive?

SMIC Details Its N+1 Process Technology: 7nm Performance in China

SMIC first started volume production of chips using its 14 nm FinFET fabrication process in Q4 2019. Since then, the company has been hard at work developing its next...

18 by Anton Shilov on 3/23/2020

Intel’s Cooper Lake Plans: The Chip That Wasn’t Meant to Exist, Fades Away

Following an exclusive report from SemiAccurate, and confirmed by Intel through ServeTheHome, the news on the wire is that Intel is set to can wide-spread general availability to its...

41 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/17/2020

Intel Puts Whiskey Lake on The Bonfire: Penny for the NUC

Intel has begun winding down sales of the majority of its Whiskey Lake-based 8th generation NUCs (NUC8 Series). This month the company issued a product change notification for...

13 by Anton Shilov on 3/10/2020

AnandTech Year In Review 2019: Lots of CPUs

Throughout 2019, we’ve had quite the reverse of performance when it comes to the competitiveness of the modern performance-oriented desktop processor. This year we’ve seen AMD introduce its Zen...

25 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/27/2019

Samsung Kicks Off Mass Production of AI Chip for Baidu: 260 TOPS at 150 W

Samsung Foundry and Baidu this week said that the companies were about to start mass production of an AI accelerator chip early in 2020. Baidu’s Kunlun chip is to...

9 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2019

Intel’s Manufacturing Roadmap from 2019 to 2029: Back Porting, 7nm, 5nm, 3nm, 2nm, and 1.4 nm

One of the interesting disclosures here at the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) has been around new and upcoming process node technologies. Almost every session so far this...

138 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/11/2019

Dell: Intel CPU Shortages Worsened in Q4, Premium & Commercial PCs Impacted

Shortages of Intel’s CPUs have persisted for well over a year now, but according to Dell, they actually got worse in the ongoing quarter because of unexpectedly high demand...

82 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2019

It’s a Cascade of 14nm CPUs: AnandTech’s Intel Core i9-10980XE Review

The most profitable process node in the history of Intel has been its 14nm process. Since 2014, the company has been pumping out CPUs built on a variety of...

79 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/25/2019

Intel Publishes Letter to Customers Apologizing for CPU Shipment Delays

In a move that I don’t believe has precedence within the x86 CPU industry, Intel this afternoon has publicly published a letter to its customers and partners apologizing for...

48 by Ryan Smith on 11/20/2019

ASUS: Intel CPU Shortages Easing, But Future Is Uncertain

During its earnings call with analysts and investors, ASUS commented that while the tight supply of Intel’s processors persisted, it is no longer as severe as it was in...

20 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2019

SMIC Begins Volume Production of 14 nm FinFET Chips: China’s First FinFET Line

SMIC has started volume production of chips using its 14 nm FinFET manufacturing technology. The largest contract maker of semiconductors in China is the first company in the country...

15 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2019

The Intel Core i9-9900KS Review: The 5 GHz Consumer Special

Intel likes 5.0 GHz processors. The one area where it claims a clear advantage over AMD is in its ability to drive the frequency of its popular 14nm process...

236 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/31/2019

Intel Boosts 14nm Capacity 25% in 2019, But Shortages Will Persist in Q4

Higher-than-expected demand for Intel’s server and PC processors has been an interesting topic of discussion since the middle of 2018, when Intel first informed investors of its backlogged status...

27 by Anton Shilov on 10/25/2019

Intel to Discontinue Nearly All Desktop Kaby Lake CPUs

Intel has announced End-of-Life plan for most of its desktop Kaby Lake and remaining Skylake processors. The boxed and tray versions of the chips will be available for interested...

54 by Anton Shilov on 10/10/2019

Intel Supply in Q4: “Output Capacity up, Supply-Demand Still High”

Recent reports from media outlet Digitimes have stated that Intel’s high demand issue, and its inability to fully supply that demand, will continue into Q4. The report states that...

32 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/26/2019

SMIC: 14nm FinFET in Risk Production; China's First FinFET Line To Contribute Revenue by Late 2019

SMIC, the largest contract maker of semiconductors in China, announced this month that it would start commercial production of chips using its 14 nm FinFET manufacturing technology by the...

53 by Anton Shilov on 8/16/2019

Intel to Offer Socketed 56-core Cooper Lake Xeon Scalable in new Socket Compatible with Ice Lake

Today Intel is announcing some of its plans for its future Xeon Scalable platform. The company has already announced that after the Cascade Lake series of processors launched this...

50 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/6/2019

Intel Details Manufacturing through 2023: 7nm, 7+, 7++, with Next Gen Packaging

At Intel's Investor Day today, CEO Bob Swan and Murthy Renduchintala spoke to the ability of the company with respect to its manufacturing capabilities. Intel has historically been strong...

237 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 5/8/2019

Intel: CPU Shortages Will Persist Throughout Q3 2019

Although Intel invested some additional $1.5 billion to boost its 14 nm fab output last year, it looks like its supply problems are not going to be solved until...

38 by Anton Shilov on 4/26/2019

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