- Oct 16, 2019
Sure, they do sell those for significantly more money -- but it has also been 6 months since then and when is Tiger Lake going to ship? Another 6 months from now? Getting 200mm^2 dies at consumer pricing should not be an issue at that point. It's not like the 10nm process is frozen in time, nor is a 200mm^2 die particularly large in the grand scheme of things.
Well, in any case I never doubted getting 200mm^2 dies at consumer pricing, my main concern comes from being able to supply the market adequately in volume. Something that will still be tricky when Tiger Lake launches, to say the least.
Also, my die size estimate was only half an estimate. Tiger Lake has a lot of silicon dedicated to Thunderbolt, the IPU and some other stuff that isn't present in CFL-H and prior to it that you need to consider.