- Apr 3, 2006
Well, sure if you are ditching the SoC design, and going discrete for laptops, but that is also dubious.Agree that the ballooning size of the chips in these predictions is pretty sus but it's not impossible. The M1 is only 120mm2 and less than a quarter of that is from the four firestorm cores and their memory. Remove the GPU cores, move to N5P, and you can probably make a 16 firestorm core part that is 150mm2 or less. Yield on this is probably kind of sucky at this size on a new process, but if you're planning on disabling as many as half the CPU cores anyway and your die is mostly comprised of CPU cores maybe that doesn't matter.