Question: How Far Behind Is Intel?

What is wrong with Intel?

Loss of focus.

Another mistake Intel made was to defocus the company from its core business of making fast CPUs, Piednoel said.

This let bitter rival AMD catch up with it, and the only thing saving Intel from losing a more massive market share is AMD’s volume constraints in making its popular CPUs..

Is Intel behind TSMC?

“Intel is behind TSMC by one to two years from a purely technological perspective and by at least two years when the ability to improve yield and provide sufficient volume to compete effectively is also considered,” said Mark Li, a veteran tech analyst with Bernstein Research.

Why did Intel fall behind?

Intel’s chief executive, Bob Swan, explained that the freshly announced delay was due to a “defect mode” in the 7nm process, which has meant yield hasn’t been what it should be (in other words, the process isn’t good enough for production to make financial sense).

Is Intel doomed?

Intel isn’t doomed, currently they still have an IPC and architectural advantage in desktop. And as far as I can tell there are no 7nm Desktop CPUs officially confirmed.

Is AMD better than Intel?

Here we can see that when it comes to AMD vs Intel HEDT CPUs, AMD holds the uncontested lead with 64 cores and 128 threads in its flagship Threadripper 3990X, and the 32- and 24-core Threadripper 3970X and 3960X models cement the overwhelming lead over Intel’s chips.

What happened to Intel 7nm?

Intel says the production of its next-generation chips will be set back until 2022, following years of delays getting its current-generation chips on sale.

Is 7nm better than 14nm?

7nm is effectively twice as dense as the previous 14nm node, which allows companies like AMD to release 64-core server chips, a massive improvement over their previous 32 cores (and Intel’s 28). … For example, Intel’s upcoming 10nm node is expected to compete with TSMC’s 7nm node, despite the numbers not matching up.

Why is Intel stuck on 14nm?

Intel has currently been stuck on 14nm since the launch of Broadwell way back in 2014. That’s a really long time to stick to the same CPU process! … Rather it’s more a problem because Intel set very high targets for 10nm. “You’re almost 10-percent more aggressive” Krzanich said during the call.

What is wrong with Intel 10nm?

Intel had 3 major problems with 10nm: COAG, cobalt and 36nm metal pitch. COAG was the reason that the Cannon lake CPU did not have a functioning iGPU. … The third problem was that the 36nm metal pitch requires SAQP and is hard to achieve without using EUV. TSMC’s 7nm, for example, only has a pitch of 40nm.

Is Intel falling behind?

Yes, Intel is behind, but Intel’s 8 core CPU is smaller than AMD’s Zen+, and about the same size as Zen 2 8 core, and that includes an integrated GPU, which takes about as much space as 4 cores. So at least on that front, Intel isn’t that far behind.

Why can’t Intel make 7nm?

Tsmc 7nm is actually less dense and power efficient than intels original 10nm specs. Even now (meaning what they will come up with in 2020) they are roughly equal. Intel slipped. … 10nm or 7nm or 5nm is pretty much a marketing term at this point and you can’t compare one fab’s process to another.