- Apr 27, 2000
You are likely correct. N5 is a known-good node that will work once Intel ports their designs over to it. At the present, Intel has Ponte Vecchio as using some chips from their own 7nm and 10nm processes, which means its a multi-chip solution. For something that has to work and work in volume, I can see them moving the 7nm chips over to N5 and the 10nm chips over to N6.Doesn't Intel need N5 for that Aurora super computer contract? They're over a barrel then. The 7nm mix is probably just a bluff to try and obscure how over a barrel TSMC really has them. If it comes out on 7nm, I think it will be well past the deadline.