Intel vuelve parcialmente a los 22nm (desde los 14nm)

Al parecer con la crisis de suministro de procesadores las fábricas que fabrican a 14nm no dan a basto, así que el próximo chipset H310C da un paso atrás para volver a los 22nm (las CPUs se mantienen en 14, que no panda el cúnico).

Como AMD entre a saco con los 7nm en GPUs y CPUs Intel lo tiene crudo.

We’ve confirmed through multiple sources that Intel is fabbing its new H310C chipset on its 22nm process. That means the chip-making giant has taken a step back to an older process for the H310C chipset as it struggles with its ongoing shortage of 14nm processors. Contrary to recent reports, our sources confirmed Intel manufactures these chips and not TSMC (which has been reported in recent weeks), though that could be subject to change in the future.

H310C Credit: mydrivers.comH310C Credit: mydrivers.comThe shift in Intel’s strategy comes as the company struggles with the fallout from its chronically delayed 10nm process. Now the company is dealing with an increasingly loud chorus of reports that Intel’s 14nm shortage is now impacting its server, desktop and mobile chips.

The worrying lack of motherboards with the H310 chipset, which began back in March, served as the first sign of an impending shortage of Intel’s 14nm silicon. In May, reports surfaced that Intel had suspended production of the chipset, and in July, the company finally acknowledged a much larger issue with 14nm production.

Intel typically produces chipsets on a larger node than its current-gen processors, but the delayed 10nm production has found both chipsets and chips on the same 14nm node, creating a manufacturing bottleneck as the company experiences record demand for 14nm processors.

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Word of a new H310C chipset surfaced last month. Leaked images of the new H310C on revealed that the new H310C, which measures 10 x 7mm, is much larger than the 14nm H310, which measures 8.5 x 6.5mm.

However, the increased physical size alone doesn’t confirm that Intel is fabbing the new chipset on a larger process, so we reached out to several contacts and confirmed the change.

Intel hasn’t commented on the matter, saying it doesn’t comment on unreleased products. However, motherboards with the new chipset are already moving out into the supply chain, meaning that Intel will soon publish a formal specification sheet, much like the H310 specs, that confirms the change.

Our sources indicate that vanilla H310 motherboards will continue to be offered at retail locations, but they fully expect the H310C motherboards, which will be branded with either an H310C or H310 R2.0 branding, to replace the existing SKUs eventually. The new chipsets will also support Windows 7, as reported by our sister site AnandTech, which may signal that Intel will restore compatibility with the older OS on its newer motherboards, such as the forthcoming Z390 lineup (EDIT: we’ve learned this support comes as a byproduct of motherboard drivers and is not borne of an innate characteristic of the chipset).

Currently, the 14nm chipsets are exacerbating manufacturing challenges in Intel’s 14nm foundries. In most cases, the company has to create one chipset for each processor, so easing that production load would free Intel up to produce more 14nm Coffee Lake processors. For Intel, it makes a lot of sense to move back to the 22nm process for its chipsets: performance and power consumption also isn’t as much of a concern with the low-end chipsets, and, most importantly, the tiny chips generate very little margin. That means Intel stands to lose little from going back to an older node that may cost slightly more to produce.

We don’t expect Intel to move its desktop or server processors back to the 22nm node, but it is possible that it may migrate other chipsets back to 22nm. It’s also possible for Intel to move other low-margin parts back to an older process, or to explore outsourcing some of its production in the future.

Fuente: Tom’s Hardware

Ahora toda la industria del hardware empieza a tener problemas de suministro. ¿Qué será lo próximo? ¿Subir precios otra vez?


no hombre, nunca harian algo asi xdddd

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Ya los han subido.

¿Pero Intel no tiene fábricas propias?

Primero la RAM ahora los CPU :roll_eyes:

Me compre hace 2 meses el 8700 por unos 280€ y ahora en la misma tienda vale 410, increible.

Lowest price with stock
1st of September September 22 Difference
Core i7 8086K € 419 € 459 10%
Core i7 8700K € 349 € 420 20%
Core i7 8700 € 319 € 425 33%
Core i5 8600K € 249 € 299 20%
Core i5 8600 € 225 € 298 32%
Core i5 8500 € 205 € 256 25%
Core i5 8400 € 199 € 279 40%
Core i3 8350K € 174 € 200 15%
Core i3 8300 € 139 € 169 22%
Core i3 8100 € 109 € 175 61%
Pentium G5600 € 89 € 100 12%
Pentium G5500 € 81 € 97 20%
Pentium G5400 € 60 N/A N/A
Celeron G4920 € 51 € 52 2%
Celeron G4900 € 38 € 42 11%

Como dice el refrán: nunca es tarde si la excusa es buena

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precios amigo xd

Ya anunciaron que si. Incluso hay alguna filtracion sobre los juguetitos para centros de datos ya a 7nm:

Veremos si se convierte en realidad, claro está…

¿No habían llegado ya al límite por culpa del tunelamiento cuántico?

ehm… puedo pedir el comodín de la llamada?

Resumiendo, que a esas escalas ya empieza a haber problemas con el tunelamiento cuántico porque los transistores no pueden cumplir su función, que es permitir o impedir el paso de los electrones. El tunelamiento cuántico les permite, a una escala muy pequeña, estar un poco donde les salga de la polla.

Porque no hay oferta para tanta demanda???

No entiendo como hoy en día que es obvio que todo va a la tecnologia, cosas como que Apple fabrique un móvil repercuten mundialmente en muchos otros sectores. Con la de dinero que tienen, y no triplican las fabricas. Encima poniéndolas en Asia que les costará solo el material

Resulta difícil que una empresa empiece de cero en el sector, evitando la competencia agresiva, los intentos de comprar a la competencia, y por último evitar las tentaciones de unirse al oligopolio