Intel is launching 7nm chips in 2021 with Xe graphics Architecture and Tiger Lake Architecture
“NM” means “nanometers” and indicates the size of a computing chip. NM represents not only the size of the chip but also the process a manufacturing company uses to build the piece.
AMD was the first company to launch 7nm processor chips. The smaller the chips are, the more advanced technology they feature and the more pieces they can fit around it. More so, it enables more space to improve power efficiency and heat
The AMD Radeon VIII GPU is the first computing unit with the new microprocessor process node.
Intel is transitioning into 7nm chips
The leading 7nm product will be Intel Xe graphics, which will launch alongside Intel’s upcoming first discrete 10nm GPU in 2020.
Tiger Lake Architecture will feature on Intel’s next-gen processors (10th-gen). The first 10nm Tiger Lake CPUs will premiere in 2020, and 10nm process is an accelerated version of Intel’s current 14nm.
It means Intel is overlapping both the 10nm and the 7nm featuring Xe architecture or Tiger Lake architecture in 2021. Furthermore, 7nm will take center stage in 2022.
Meanwhile, the upcoming Ice Lake, which will arrive late 2019, features 2X graphics performance, about 3X AI performance and 3X wireless speeds.