Connect with us

Components

Intel Found a Way to Double Processor Performance

Published

on

Processor performance directly depends on the number of transistors. The more semiconductors on one square centimeter, the smarter the chip. To dramatically increase performance, you need to double the number of transistors every year. Technologies already allow the production of particles with a size of 1 nm, however, not every material allows you to work on this scale. For example, silicon in which semiconductors are placed has physical limitations and some solutions simply cannot be made based on this material. Moore’s Law is based on this theory, but Intel is proving that the theory is outdated and that the law is no longer valid.

To fit billions of transistors on a silicon wafer, you need to know the basics of playing Tetris – the parts must fit very tightly, using all the free space. Intel currently uses FinFETs. These are modern 3D transistors with planar placement – that is, side by side. This arrangement limits the annual increase in the number of conductors per square and does not allow a significant jump in performance.

This problem can be solved in several ways – change the substrate material or come up with a new way of placing transistors. The second method is easier to implement, and Intel has already developed a technology that can double the number of transistors per location without significant costs and global hardware upgrades.

Intel Found a Way to Double Processor Performance

First, it is the transition to Intel Nanoribbon transistors with gates that surround the channels on four sides, and not just cover them in the form of “gates”. This method of constructing a semiconductor affects the quality of the transistor, in particular, it allows you to reduce the operating voltage. But a significant plus of Nanoribbon is that now such transistors can be placed one above the other – that is, if the horizontal silicon area has already been used to the maximum, then semiconductors can now be scaled vertically.

Intel Found a Way to Double Processor Performance

Intel believes that the costs of implementing these architectural features will be minimal, and so far the only challenge is to learn how to create multilayer substrates and connect them so that the transistors work synchronously without delays.

Now the development of such technologies is at the level of experiments, however, Samsung and TSMC are also working in this direction, which means that this is a promising direction and has the right to be implemented. Moreover, the Intel representative said that the company plans to see these technologies in practice in the next few years.

A source: hardwareluxx

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

Phones3 hours ago

Meizu 18 is ready to go. The smartphone will receive not the most capacious battery and will lose the charger

Meizu announced a partnership with Qualcomm back at the Snapdragon Summit in December. The company is expected to release new...

Software3 hours ago

Android TV gives way to Google TV: where will Google TV be better?

According to various sources, Google will release a replacement for the Android TV operating system for smart TVs as early...

Phones3 hours ago

Only Motorola Edge S has such a function. The smartphone is able to detect the pulse through a selfie camera.

Motorola Edge S unveiled today, the world’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. The smartphone is equipped with a total of...

Components5 hours ago

EVGA includes Resizable BAR support on X299, Z590, and Z490 chipsets

EVGA has released BIOS updates for motherboards based on Intel X299, Z590 and Z490 chipsets. This update adds support for...

Phones6 hours ago

Samsung’s new rugged smartphone is equipped with Exynos 850 and Android 11

Back in November 2020, it was reported that Samsung was working on its next-generation rugged smartphone called the Galaxy XCover...

Phones6 hours ago

Introduced the world’s first Snapdragon 870 smartphone. Meet the Motorola Edge S

Motorola, now owned by China’s Lenovo, has unveiled its new flagship, the Motorola Edge S. It is the world’s first...

Software6 hours ago

Samsung brings One UI 3.0 back from Android 11 to Galaxy S10 without explanation

Samsung has again begun distributing the stable version of the proprietary One UI 3.0 shell based on the Android 11...

Phones7 hours ago

Dual slider, flexible front and back screens, Galaxy S21 camera and all in one Samsung smartphone

Samsung Electronics has patented a new development that describes the monstrous design of a flexible screen smartphone. A patent application...

Popular this week