Next Generation ARM processors on 20 nm process will hit 3Ghz in 2014


TSMC reports that they will produce first 20 nm ARM processors in 2014 and this will align with the new Cortex-A57 64 bit ARM processors. At the moment the 28 nm speed barrier is 2.3Ghz and Snapdragon 800 and Tegra 4i (Grey) which will be in production later this year will stop at this number. RK3188 is also build on 28 nm process but is limited to 1.8Ghz.

With 20 nm TSMC predict 30% speed increase or about 3Ghz while the total power consumption compared to 28 nm process is expected to be reduced with 25%.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. iso9660
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 14:48:51

    This is very interesting. ARM SoC are going to work nearly at the same speeds than x86 ones. It’s going to be very interesting having one of these processors running at 50Mhz and seeing how much current does it consume.


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