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Life after Zen: AMD is moving to 7nm chips (eventually)

AMD is getting ready to ship its new Zen processors for desktops in early 2017, with mobile chips based on the new architecture coming later in the year. But the company has already started looking ahead, announcing that it’s signed a 5-year agreement with GlobalFoundries, who will continue to manufacturer 14nm chips for AMD for the […]

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Unofficial Intel timeline: 7nm chips in 2020, 5nm in 2022?

Intel used to release chips on a Tick-Tock schedule, which basically meant that every other chip would use a new manufacturing process. Since 2006 Intel moved from 65nm chips to 45nm, 32nm, 22nm, and 14nm chips in this fashion. But things are different this time around. The company has already released 14nm Broadwell and Skylake chips, […]