Add to favourites
News Local and Global in your language
30th of April 2017

Gadgets



Samsung's 2nd-Gen 10nm Chips Promise Performance Boost

This updated 10nm process offers a choice: 10 percent more performance or 15 percent lower power consumption.

Samsung Exynos 9 Chip

One of the fastest ways to improve the performance of a processor is to manufacture it with a smaller process technology. That's why we see manufacturers moving from 28nm to 14nm, and most recently 10nm chips. The move comes with more performance and power saving gains, which for mobile chips in particular is very important.

This week, Samsung announced it had finalized an update to its 10nm FinFET process manufacturing technology, which is now entering its second-generation and carries the name 10LPP (Low Power Plus).

Samsung managed to enhance the 3D FinFET structure of the process technology, meaning any chips manufactured using it will enjoy either a 10 percent performance gain or 15 percent lower power consumption. That's compared to Samsung's first-generation 10nm process.

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are examples of devices running a first-generation 10nm chip, suggesting Samsung could switch over to 10LPP and improve battery life or increase performance of the S8 and S8 Plus if it wishes. However, before that happens Samsung needs to upgrade its production equipment.

In order to support 10LPP chip production, Samsung's S3-line in Hwaseong, Korea is undergoing an equipment upgrade. This isn't expected to be ready until the fourth-quarter of 2017, meaning we likely won't see any 10LPP chips in use until 2018. Even so, it bodes well for next year's smartphones offering a decent performance boost or battery life extension.

Read More




Leave A Comment

More News

Digital Trends

PCMag.com Breaking News

Engadget RSS Feed

WIRED

Ars Technica » Gear

TechCrunch » Gadgets

Geeky Gadgets

Disclaimer and Notice:WorldProNews.com is not the owner of these news or any information published on this site.