- This product is a graphics processor designed to accelerate the computation in server systems.
- The performance per watt will increase by 20 %, the density of transistors is expected to increase twice.
- In 2020, Intel will have time to produce 10-nm graphics processor.
- Until 2023, three generations 7-nm process.
Intel has just held an event for investors that was designed to instill in their cold sober mind confidence in the technology and financial capacity of the developer Central and graphics processors. Yes, the latter is the type of components in their reports, representatives of Intel have paid no less attention than the Central processors.
In pursuit of TSMC
Executive Director Robert Swan (Robert Swan) told investors about the General direction of development and transformation of Intel, but he found it necessary to say that corporations will invest significant resources in maintaining the leadership in lithography technologies. In all seriousness the progress of Intel in this area were compared with the success of TSMC. The first 10-nm processors for laptops Ice Lake will be presented in June, server processors Ice Lake-SP will appear in the first half of 2020, when TSMC will actively provide their clients with 7-nm products. Well, in 2021, Intel expects to release its first 7-nm products – by the time TSMC will produce 5-nm products.
In General, the main narrative about the achievements of Intel in the development of the 7-nm process led by the Vice-President of Renduchintala Venkata (Venkata Renduchintala). But first he explained that 10-n process technology in its development will overcome three generations. The first debuts this year (this is not counting the previous attempt in the face of Cannon Lake), the second will get a start in life in 2020 and the third will be exist in parallel with the 7-nm process technology in 2021.
Directly to 7-nm process technology of the first generation will increase the density of transistors in two times in comparison with a 10-nm process technology, increasing transistor performance by 20% performance / watt consumption of energy, simplification of the design process four times. For the first time Intel will use lithography with superrigid ultraviolet radiation in the 7-nm technology. In addition, at this stage, will be introduced heterogeneous layout Foveros and the substrate EMIB new generation.
He 7-nm process technology, according to the presentation of Intel, too, will pass in their development through three phases, each year will be new, up to 2023. In full within the 7-nm technology will be used in the layout, allowing to combine heterogeneous crystals on the same substrate, the so – called “chipley”.
The first one for 7-nm process technology will be a discrete graphics solution
The first product produced by the 7-nm technology, must be submitted in 2021. It is already known that it will be the GPU utility, which will find application in data centers and artificial intelligence systems. Although Intel representatives strongly opposed to called “Intel Xe” architecture, in a presentation to investors they are doing exactly that. It is important to note that the 7-nm firstborn will be collected from heterogeneous crystals and will adopt the advanced methods of layout.
Intel emphasizes that for 2020 will be a discrete graphics processor, which will be produced at 10-nanometer technology. It is possible that it will limit its scope of application, consumer segment, and 7-nm version of Intel’s reserved for the server segment. As noted previously, discrete graphics and Intel processors will use the architecture inherited from the integrated graphics cores. The precursor of these products will be the graphics generation Gen11, which Intel will assemble into a 10-nm products.
When it came to the new Intel CFO George Davis (George Davis), he hastened to declare that in the pursuit of improving the consumer qualities of products during the transition from 10-nm to 7-nm process technology company will try prudent approach to spending. Well, after the development of 7-nm process products of the new generations have to improve the specific income investors per share.