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TSMC Updates its Silicon Menu

First 7-nm chips, EUV migration described
9/14/2017 00:01 AM EDT
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realjjj
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realjjj   9/14/2017 4:54:17 PM
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Highly unlikely given the costs on 7nm and A72 wouldn't make any more sense than in mobile.  If A72 at 4GHz as a customer tape out, it's most likely not consumer.

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Wilco1   9/14/2017 4:28:43 PM
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It's likely a processor for laptops or desktops - there are lots of developers for Arm who would like a fast dev box. Assuming 4GHz is correct, this should have double the single-threaded performance of the Seattle CPU I use for software development (and that's pretty fast already).

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realjjj   9/14/2017 2:38:21 AM
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"The chips include a quad ARM A72 core processor running at up to 4 GHz — possibly Huawei's Kiron mobile processor"

That doesn't work. Mobile moves to A75 or newer while A72 at 4GHz doesn't seem even close to possible in mobile. It's either not A72 or not mobile. The core count is too low for mobile and server, has to be something else.

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resistion   9/14/2017 1:21:30 AM
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Thought it was just going from multi-color layouts to black and white. On the other hand, there is no mention of EUV SMO, which is mandatory but looks like they left it out.

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