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    TSMC 5nm will improve logic density by 1.8X over 7nm

    And 5nm entered risk production in Q1 2019, volume production expected in H1 2020.
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    Re: TSMC 5nm will improve logic density by 1.8X over 7nm

    Interesting, that is almost the doubling that we used to get with traditional full node changes like 7nm to 5nm.

    It is double edged though, probably the same power requirement but burning in half the area, I already wonder how they cool the hotspots on modern chips.

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    Re: TSMC 5nm will improve logic density by 1.8X over 7nm

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Interesting, that is almost the doubling that we used to get with traditional full node changes like 7nm to 5nm.

    It is double edged though, probably the same power requirement but burning in half the area, I already wonder how they cool the hotspots on modern chips.
    Can remember last year reading somewhere that modern chip design is as much about cooling certain chip areas with clever design as it is with brute force. Also *think* it referred to Intels issues as they weren't as good at this smart design as other companies thus their lack of die size innovations stalling and they have had to go back to finding alternative ways of designing their stuff moving forward
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