Samsung's 10nm chipset process gets official in the foundry roadmap
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 23, 2015, 4:17 AM
Samsung is currently at the forefront of mobile processing with its 14nm FinFET production method that outed the scorching fast Exynos 7420 in the S6. It is not resting on its laurels, though, and just added the 10nm FinFET process in the foundry roadmap, announcing it officially in the video below.
The announcement might have something to do with TSMC's unveiling of risk trial production for 10nm chips that is supposed to happen this year, and Samsung would want to prevent potential customers flocking to TSMC for their 10nm needs. Samsung plans on expanding its 14nm capacity, however, and hasn't announced any change of schedule for the start of its own 10nm lines, which was originally set for the end of next year. Back in May, however, the System LSI division showcased the first 10nm wafers in a highly unusual move, likely aimed at giving a pause to big customers like Apple, before they commit to TSMC for the development of their next-gen chipsets.
The 10nm process, as with every die shrink of this magnitude, will introduce a 20% increase in peak clock rates, and a whopping 40% decrease in power consumption, all in the same footprint, and that's what the race is all about, so next year's mobile silicon race is shaping up to be even more exciting than this show season.
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The 10nm will not be ready for iPhone 7 that is due for release in September 2016, but will be ready for Galaxy S8 in March 2017. Again Samsung will beat Apple to the latest processor technology. But this again will not translate into sales for Samsung.
posted on Jul 23, 2015, 4:51 AM 2
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Thats because atest processor Vs last year processor does not equal massive improvement.. Look at the speed test's yes the Galaxy S6 won against the iphone but not by much, and when it comes to day on day use, no one including ourselves will ever notice the difference.
posted on Jul 23, 2015, 7:29 AM 0
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Most of the shrinking benefits for the current 14nm Exynos went into power savings, but still the CPU is up to (read: when fully exploited) almost twice as fast as the A8, depending on the tasks given. It's the GPU that is only marginally faster than the A8 GPU, which means that in practice it mostly depends what you do (and whether the software used is optimized or not, but that goes for every comparison involving different architectures).
posted on Jul 23, 2015, 8:29 AM 1
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What about Intel it got 14nm processors so how can Samsung be the leader in that?
posted on Jul 23, 2015, 5:01 AM 0
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A decrease in power consumption but stuffs in power hungry components making it usable for one day only. I don't understand why can't they make it simple. But of course they are trying to just sell and make money.
posted on Jul 23, 2015, 5:06 AM 1
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The only fault Samsung did was put a measly battery inside the S6/Edge. The S6 Active has a bigger battery, and it actually showed a huge improvement on battery life compared to it's non-active siblings.
posted on Jul 23, 2015, 5:58 AM 3
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