Amd process lead 5nm performance estimates
Estimates of TSMC’s 5nm process indicate that AMD’s process leadership may not be challenged in the next few years. With the advent of the Zen 2 architecture based on the 7nm process, AMD surpassed Intel to take the lead. Now it seems that this situation may continue as AMD jumps into the 5nm process.
In an article discussing the production of the manufacturer's TSMC 5nm process node, WikiChips estimated that the company's 5nm will provide a higher density than the existing 1.87x 7nm node. This is important because TSMC produces AMD chips. AMD is also expected to become TSMC's largest 7nm process silicon buyer. With the transition to 5nm in the future, we may see business relationships continue and develop.
In other words, this means that the transistor density has increased by 87%. In theory, this should translate into better performance, especially in terms of computing performance and power efficiency of the AMD 5nm Zen 4 chip. 2020.
Although TSMC is still finishing the manufacturing process and prototype design, the company expects to officially start production later this year.
Although this was speculative in the early days of 5nm silicon production, it bodes well for AMD. Especially because competitor Intel has publicly admitted that it does not want to compete with AMD until it first transitions from 10nm to 7nm and then from 7nm to 5nm, which will not happen in a few years.
Intel continues to lag behind in technology and products. We have not yet seen desktop CPUs using the 10nm process, only a few mobile models do so.
The most important thing is that AMD is willing to maintain a leading position in this process for the foreseeable future, and it will take some time for us to see Intel even trying to change the status quo.