Intel to launch 7nm graphics chip in 2021

Intel to launch 7nm chip products in 2021

Intel Ice Lake 10mn chips ramping from June, 7nm coming 2021

In 2020, Tiger Lake will be launching and is confirmed to be based on 10nm and house new Intel Xe graphics. It is expected to deliver approximately 3 times faster wireless speeds, 2 times faster video transcode speeds, 2 times faster graphics performance, and 2.5 to 3 times faster artificial intelligence (AI) performance over previous generation products1. Perhaps more curious, Intel's stated lead 7nm product will be a general-purpose GPU (GPGPU) based on its Xe-architecture. Intel also expects a 15% improvement in transistor performance and a 20% improvement in performance-per-watt. Available initially as add-in board accelerators and later created to outright replace a Xeon processor in a motherboard, the company's Pentium- and later Atom-based many-core design saw some wins in the high-performance compute (HPC) market but is set to be replaced by Xe-based GPGPU accelerators.

During the company's investor meeting this week, his first as chief executive of the company, Intel's Bob Swan told investors: 'We let you down, and we let ourselves down. 7nm will be Intel's first commercial use of EUV technology and it will continue to drive forward this tech for future processor generations. Rival chip producer TSMC already uses a 7-nanometer process to create A-series chips for Apple.

AMD, in the meantime, said it plans to launch its first 7nm EPYC "Rome" server processors, as well as its first 7nm Radeon Navi client GPUs, in the third quarter.

Reportedly, Intel has also announced its first product based on the denser and smaller 7nm technology, an Xe-based general-purpose GPU, arriving in 2021. The company's 7nm Ryzen processors are still set for a mid-2019 launch, according to an AMD spokesperson.

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"We believe in an expanded market opportunity we can play a bigger role in the success of our customers", Swan said. Sales of Intel's main PC processor business will decline or be unchanged during the next three years, Swan said.

He said that total revenue at the processor maker will increase by low, single-digit percentages over the next three years, Swan said. "Only Intel has the R&D, talent, world-class portfolio of technologies and intellectual property to deliver leadership products across the breadth of architectures and workloads required to meet the demands of the expanding data-centric market".

But Intel's shareholders were clearly hoping for more impressive numbers, as the company's stock fell by 2.5% in late trading Wednesday following the presentation. "I expect that will be the case this time around, too".

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