IBM has come out to unleash the world’s first 2nm processor, claiming it to be a technology that may empower smartphones, laptops, and other electronic gadgets in the near future.
IBM’s first-ever 2nm processor chips have a varied number of transistors compared to 7nm chips due to its compact design. As a result, they seemingly ensure you to work more efficiently pertaining to its battery life. According to IBM, its 2nm chips are expected to achieve 45 per cent higher performance and lesser use of power compared to modern-day’s improved 7nm chips.
IBM’s new 2nm processor features about 333 million transistors per square millimeter (MTr/mm2). These are the maximum numbers of transistors compared to Samsung’s 5nm chips feature about 127 MTr/mm2. TSMC’s most advanced chips, built using its 5nm process, feature 173 million transistors per square millimeter (MTr/mm2).
IBM’s 2nm chips are yet a mere testimony of the concept for future processors. The other tech companies like Samsung and TSMC are into developing 5nm chips at present, whereas Intel is still stuck to the production of 7nm chips so far. Meanwhile, TSMC is on the verge of launching its 4nm processor by the end of this year, with 3 nm not in the range of production by 2022.
On marking an entry into the market, 2nm processors are set to have better IPC performance with a more significant number of cores expected.
As per the speculations made by the experts, the 2nm processors won’t be available to be purchased until 2025. However, you can wait for its arrival using the processors presently available in the market. They are competent enough to get through all your toils and tasks.
The rivalry will lead to the development of 2nm chips sooner or later by other tech brands that may implement these processors in many devices, including gaming PCs.