- Dec 22, 2012
Intel now has to sell bigger chips to satisfy users. Xeons with dual 28 core dies, 8 core desktops, quad core ultrabooks. Everything needs a bigger chip, which means fewer chips per wafer, which means more wafers, which means tighter margins and a capacity crunch.
10nm is harder to make so it's more expensive and intel would still need to put the same amount of cores into each product,even with 40% more product per waffer I doubt the production cost would be cheaper for a few years.