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Intel has a depressing 14 nm process obsession

by on29 January 2020

A sixth year and just more “improvements”

Chipzilla’s Comet Lake-H chip, the Core i5-10300H should provide users with an 11 percent performance boost, but at what point will Intel finally give up on 14nm technology?

Intel revealed 14nm chips more than six years ago which is rather a long time in chip development terms and now looking about as out of date as the latest iPhone.

Laptopmedia claims that the Core i5-10300H has a 2.5 GHz base clock speed that it can Turbo Boost to 4.3 GHz, a boost of between 100 and 200 MHz over the Core i5-9300H so this is basically a minor clock speeds improvements will help the Core i5-10300H outperform the Core i5-9300H to a degree but so will the fact that it can handle faster RAM. It is pretty obvious that benchmarking the two chips on different RAM is not fair and shows nothing of Intel’s chip process.

Intel is still peddling its UHD Graphics 630, a GPU that it first brought to its H-series two generations ago.

What is even more depressing is that Intel’s roadmap suggests that there are more 14nm chips planned.

While all this obsession of plastering over the technology cracks, why would anyone sane consider splashing out on out-of-date technology when you can get some rather racy AMD action which is better, faster and cheaper?

At the moment Intel is so far off being the latest and the best we are starting to wonder if it cares.

Last modified on 30 January 2020
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