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Intel does not need help with performance. Skylake (and all the minor modifications to it) are competitive if not faster than Zen. Sunny Cove based CPUs seem to be competitive enough with Zen2 based on early information and the architectural changes in both that seem to mirror each other.7NM doesn't really help Intel with what they're struggling with, Performance.
It should be worse in fact...
What Intel needs help with is power efficiency that 10nm/7nm does bring to the table. Smaller dies may be helpful or harmful but we do not know that yet for sure.
Intel CPUs with Meltdown and L1TF fixed in hardware are already shipping. No doubt things like MDS will get fixes soon given Intel has been aware of these for almost a year now. It takes about year or year and a half to get fixed CPUs into mass production and out on shelves if this is done in a hurry.Especially when you take in to account the complete butchering of Intel CPU performance over the last year. You would need a lot more than a 40% improvement to make up for the loss of Hyperthreading, as well as the Spectre and Meltdown "fixes".
Some Intel CPU's will have lost more than 50% of their performance under some circumstances, so a poultry 18% (average) improvement on average is simply not enough.
This is an old roadmap slide. Newer one shows 10nm quickly replaced with 10+nm and then with 7nm less than a year after. Product roadmap at the same time only has 10nm CPUs for mobile by end of this year and for servers early next year. Desktop does not have anything at 10nm on roadmap.Intel has other plans. At least thats what it told its investors this year.
There is about 6% from faster clocks, making the increase by IPC raise 19%. That is feasible enough even if it would mean CPU-Z bench is pretty much the best case scenario for Zen2 (benefitting directly from massive L3 cache maybe).Those numbers are questionable to me. Ryzen 2600X (4250MHz) - 480 points in CPU-Z test, Ryzen 3600X (4500MHz) - 609 points. That's ~28% increase. I wish it was truth though..