Intel Introduces Its New Names to Its Nodes, Enhanced Superfin Is Now Intel 7

Intel Introduces Its New Names to Its Nodes, Enhanced Superfin Is Now Intel 7
Enhanced Superfin and Intel 7

Weeks after Intel made headlines with its latest CPU Sapphire Rapid prototype, the brand has decided to rename all of its existing nodes. Also, revealing a new road roadmap for its upcoming 2023-2024 products.

Intel Introduces Its New Names to Its Nodes, Enhanced Superfin Is Now Intel 7
Source: VideoCardz

According to the news, the manufacturer has already changed the names of two of its existing nodes; 10nm Enhanced SuperFin and 7nm node.

Intel 7 is what was previously known as Intel’s 10nm Enhanced SuperFin. The manufacturer promises a 10-15% performance per watt gain over the prior. This node will be used for Sapphire Rapids and Alder Lake.

Intel 7nm node has been renamed to Intel 4. The company revealed that the node will receive a 20% performance per watt gain over intel 7. Meteor Lake was the first product to feature Intel 4 and Granite Rapids’s compute tile.

Intel will release its Intel 3 node in the second half of 2023. This node will have an increased performance/watt gain of 18% and a denser HP library. Increased EUV usage and intrinsic driving current were also promised by the brand.

Intel Roadmap for Its Upcoming 2023 2024 Products
Source: VideoCardz

At the beginning of the first half of 2024, Intel’s 20A node will bring advancements. The A stands for angstrom, a metric unit that is 0.1 nm in size. RibbonFET transistor architecture and PowerVia connection innovation will be introduced in this node.

Did you wonder why Intel is renaming everything?

This is why Intel is renaming everything (Transistor Densities MTr/mm2):

Intel renaming
Source: Reddit

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