A lot of change is happening at Intel with the appointment of its new CEO, Pat Gelsinger. If you’ve been up to date with the company’s recent news, you’ll know CEO Bob Swan Step aside. This is to make room for Gelsinger, who has a much more tech background. The move aims to return the company to its role as a process leader in the semiconductor industry. This is music to the ears of some investors and tech enthusiasts alike who have been concerned about the viability of Intel’s continued commitment to in-house manufacturing of next-generation chips. Gelsinger put these concerns aside in Last quarterly update He confirmed that things were indeed getting better. According to the new responsible man, Intel 7nm process is stable and on schedule for 2023 production.
This is great news for everyone who was not a fan of the last few generations of Intel CPUs. The company has been stuck with 14nm production for years now, forcing it to focus on IPC and 14nm processing improvements rather than pursuing the larger performance jumps provided by node contractions. We should be clear that what Intel has managed to do at 14nm is very impressive, but it can no longer compete in performance or efficiency.
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These 5.2GHz processors that Intel loves to market can only maintain these frequencies for short periods and really require massive liquid coolers to stay cool. Many consumers may have found that their gaming spaces feel a little warm due to the huge amounts of heat generated. Maltz might have really noticed the bigger energy bills.
Intel clearly has the technical know-how to deliver excellent gaming performance. However, its ability to shrink chips to smaller nodes with more transistor numbers and improved efficiencies is critical. AMD has been around for many years and has chosen to let its TSMC partner handle the complexities of semiconductor manufacturing while focusing on the designs themselves. This approach has allowed AMD to achieve much of its success in recent years, but the competitor is now struggling in other ways. Many companies including Apple have taken the same approach as AMD. This has resulted in significant reliance on TSMC Ban AMD From the ability to produce the largest possible number of chips.
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Intel hopes to avoid these issues as well as reap the additional rewards of increasing profit margins and improving efficiencies by doing everything internally. It looks like Intel is continuing research and development at 10nm and 7nm for now, and we’re hoping things really get fixed. We should see 10 nm Alder Lake Desktop Processors Arrive at the end of this year. The new design should blow previous generations of water in performance and provide improved efficiency, thanks to its hybrid approach with large and small cores. The 7-nm node shrinkage will feature meteor lake in 2023 (apparently) and set the bar much higher again.
Overall, this is good news for gamers, as we’ve seen AMD make huge strides in performance over the past few years, which means Intel should become competitive again. The two companies are sure to fight price wars in the coming years which will make PC games better and more affordable. We hope more will be available.
We expect to hear more specific information from Intel about its future plans after Gelsinger officially took control of the company in February.