Wednesday, November 6th 2019

Intel Unveils World's Largest FPGA

Intel has today announced the Stratix 10 GX 10M - a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) built on 14 nm technology that has an astonishing 43.3 Billion transistors, making it the largest FPGA in the world, dethroning the Xilinx with their previously largest Virtex VU19P FPGA which had a "mere" 35 Billion transistors. The Stratix 10 GX 10M is a home to over 10.2 million logic cells housed inside two large dies, connected by Intel's own Embedded Multi-die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB).

The 10M model is packing four additional dies besides the two for logic, also connected by EMIB, that feature 48 transceivers in total which have a combined bandwidth of up to 4.5Tb/s. If you are wondering about the bandwidth between all dies, then judging by EMIB's 25,920 connections, there is 6.5 Tb/s of inner-die bandwidth, meaning that components will not be starving for additional speeds to transfer the data. Additionally there are 2,304 user I/O pins, allowing for some creative integration solutions that involve plenty of ports for development purposes.

Intel advertises that this model also features around 40% lower power consumption when compared to usage of four Stratix 10 2800 FPGAs at same logic cell capacity and same frequency, meaning that all the users of this FPGA will get additional efficiency. The 10M is advertised as ultimate platform for large scale ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) prototyping and emulation, as it has the means to overcome ever-increasing number of transistors that current emulation platforms are struggling with. Source: Tom's Hardware
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10 Comments on Intel Unveils World's Largest FPGA

#2
juiseman
well, that's good they have something too unveil....
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#3
deu
Is it me or does this look a little glued together?

Come on intel... dont glue your cpus together! :D
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R-T-B
deu
Is it me or does this look a little glued together?

Come on intel... dont glue your cpus together! :D
It's not a cpu. I guess the glue was allowed to fly, as such...
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#6
ixi
deu
Is it me or does this look a little glued together?

Come on intel... dont glue your cpus together! :D
I see you are a man of culture as well! :D
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#7
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
cucker tarlson
sill slower than 9900k in gaming
That is a very funny joke.
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#8
bug
Imagine how many transistors they could fit in there if they could build them on 10nm :D
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#10
deu
ixi
I see you are a man of culture as well! :D
Hehe, they brought the 'argument' to the table! :p
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