- Dec 5, 2015
I don't think there will ever be a process, which provides both as linear scaling and as wide range of frequencies as the 32nm SHP SOI ended up providing. At least not on conventional technologies. The process was never the most efficient one, but it can still easily outperform even the custom GF28A bulk process at higher frequencies. Pretty telling that a 2 CU Steamroller part can easily consume more power at ~4.5GHz than a 4 CU Piledriver based CPU at < 4.2GHz. Also the frequency scaling is so much behind of 32nm SHP SOI that the GF28A / GF28HPP thinks it's leading :biggrin:14LPP probably isn't as conducive to ultra-high frequencies as the AMD custom-tailored 32nm SOI process was.