- Nov 27, 2007
Yeah sorry read that incorrectly in a haste, but nevertheless disqualifying TSMC's 16/12nm but keeping Intel's 14nm seems kinda arbitrary.Ian says that 16FF is theoretically 28.2 whereas Intel 14 is 37.5. And as I said 10FF was just a stopgap which is probally not being produced anymore.
If one considers Intel's 14nm competitive (ignoring power draw in that case) then IMO TSMCs 12nm is so as well (which is essentially 16nm with higher rectangle limit). Let's not forget that it was considered a better node than Samsungs 14nm at least for Nvidia GPUs which scaled better on it.
We can take TU102 as an example. RTX 2080 Ti has RTX 3070 level performance with a 250 W TDP and has some units disabled, RTX Titan is a 280W TDP (with ~8% more performance) while there is decent headroom compared to RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 which use 350W and 320W respectively.
Re-release TU102 it with all units enabled, 12GB of 15.5 Gbps GDDR6 (2080 SUPER has it), the current gen coolers and 350W TDP and it will at least equal if not beat the upcoming 3070 Ti while being cheaper to produce than the 3080. Highly competitive in my book.