Tuesday, October 6th 2020

Intel 10 nm Ice Lake-SP Server Processors Reportedly Delayed

Intel 10 nm products have seen massive delays over the years, and Intel has built many IPs on the new node, however, not many of them have seen the light of the day due to problems the company has experienced with the manufacturing of the new node. That has caused delays in product shipments in the past, meaning that the time for 10 nm is just ahead. According to the latest DigiTimes Taiwan report, we have information that Intel is going to delay its Ice Lake-SP server processors manufactured on a 10 nm node. And it is going to be a whole quarter late according to the report. Instead of launching in Q4 this year, we can expect to see new processors in Q1 of 2021. It is yet unknown whatever the launch will happen at the beginning of Q1 or its end, however, we will report on it as we hear more information.

Update: DigiTimes has also released another report regarding server shipments. It is reported that server vendors are decelerating the shipments as they are making fewer orders in Q4 to wait for the new Intel CPUs. Judging by this move, the demand for these new processors is going to be rather high and the supply chain is preparing slowly for it.
Source: DigiTimes.TW
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14 Comments on Intel 10 nm Ice Lake-SP Server Processors Reportedly Delayed

#1
Vayra86
:roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:

Told ya. But its coming guys, really! This time really really!
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#3
john_
server vendors are decelerating the shipments as they are making fewer orders in Q4 to wait for the new Intel CPUs
Oh how much I wish for further and further delays. I really wish them to wait for a whole year and AFTER buying a huge number of chips and install them in their servers, another Intel only vulnerability to hit the news, a major one, one that will make them regret it for the rest of their lives.

( Yeap, a little melodramatic but for how much longer are they going to keep ignoring EPYC? )
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#4
Mussels
Moderprator
Jesus, intel really is having trouble getting these new nodes working at all, arent they?
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#5
Vya Domus
Mussels
Jesus, intel really is having trouble getting these new nodes working at all, arent they?
They're "refining" it. It's already going to be 10nm++++++ the first time around.
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#6
ratirt
Mussels
Jesus, intel really is having trouble getting these new nodes working at all, arent they?
I think that Intel is the problem here not the node itself.
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#7
bonehead123
They're just delaying it (again) so that when they finally get it ready, they can claim that it is a "brand new" node or whatever, so everyone will think that they actually came up with something better/faster/more efficient, which we all know will be a load of dung poo :)

Just anutha reason for me to stick with my i9-9900k until Zen 3 launches, hehehe :clap:
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#8
yeeeeman
:)) not a surprise at all.
Mussels
Jesus, intel really is having trouble getting these new nodes working at all, arent they?
Neah, they just aligned the products and the nodes very badly. They supposed that they can make a huge ~40 cores CPU monolithic die on the same process that was used for Ice Lake mobile. If ice lake mobile with 4 cores and a tiny die was such a pain in the ... then how exactly did they expect the same process to play well with a huge die.
I think the management should be fired, especially the current CEO and some technical guys should take their places.
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#9
Vayra86
yeeeeman
Neah, they just aligned the products and the nodes very badly. They supposed that they can make a huge ~40 cores CPU monolithic die on the same process that was used for Ice Lake mobile. If ice lake mobile with 4 cores and a tiny die was such a pain in the ... then how exactly did they expect the same process to play well with a huge die.
I think the management should be fired, especially the current CEO and some technical guys should take their places.
Yeah that is probably the only possible explanation left at this point. Its like they've been told a dozen times now 'This car won't seat 40 people' but they keep trying to stuff more dudes in there, instead of just building 10 smaller cars like AMD does.

Instead... they lean on a single small car built like the one meant for 40 people. Strange, indeed. The writing has been on the wall for how long now? And surely they've also realized time is not on their side... I think they're stuck between a rock and a hard place in that sense, betting hard on their own fabs and now left with no other escape because all better nodes are booked to capacity.
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#11
Dejan20
So many problems with Intel. Shame.

But I was wondering why is there so few EPYC server models compared to Intel?

Even now when AMD is so much ahead with PCIE 4.0. For example Supermicro models. Does everyone wait for Intel approval?
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#12
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
Vayra86
Told ya. But its coming guys, really! This time really really!
They've totally set themselves up for this to be expected. They've only delayed switching to a new node time, after time, after time, and now we have yet another case of the same old thing.

You know what the definition of insanity is, right? Doing the same thing over and over again expecting something to change? Well, maybe Intel needs a shrink... you know, both kinds. :laugh:
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#13
watzupken
Vya Domus
They're "refining" it. It's already going to be 10nm++++++ the first time around.
They won’t go with this naming convention now because it’s starting to annoy people. So this time round, they call it SuperFin. Next one will probably be called Super Duper Fin.
Dejan20
So many problems with Intel. Shame.

But I was wondering why is there so few EPYC server models compared to Intel?

Even now when AMD is so much ahead with PCIE 4.0. For example Supermicro models. Does everyone wait for Intel approval?
In my opinion, Intel has grown too big and slow to react/ adapt. At the rate that they are going, it’s going to come back and bite them hard soon. Competitors like AMD and ARM are chipping bigger and bigger chunks of market share away from them because they are unable to deliver.
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
at this point they need a redesign to make hardware work on the node, not the other way around
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