TSMC hoping to move 3nm production to US, now starting work towards 1nm

OortCloud

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devs would actually have to optimize their programs(looking at you game devs) instead of leaning on the meanest hardware available.
As I'm sure you know most games don't require the latest and greatest and can be scaled back if you want in settings and resolution etc. But I hope AAA titles when cranked up to max settings continue to push the envelope. Games like Crysis and Cyberpunk drive technical innovation forward. 10 years from now will all the lighting hacks be a thing of the past and even a lowly laptop will fully ray trace a scene?
 

kira setsu

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As I'm sure you know most games don't require the latest and greatest and can be scaled back if you want in settings and resolution etc. But I hope AAA titles when cranked up to max settings continue to push the envelope. Games like Crysis and Cyberpunk drive technical innovation forward. 10 years from now will all the lighting hacks be a thing of the past and even a lowly laptop will fully ray trace a scene?
cyberpunk is one of the jankiest games I've ever played, it was fun as could be tho.
still, performance wise its a dog, has ray tracing performance that makes no sense, myriad glitches and til this day theyre still patching holes in it.

I'd consider games like gta5, rdr2, tlou, uncharted, witcher3, control, even the newer AC games higher tier than cyberpunks stitched together presentation.
 

Arbie

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For permies - yes.
For those of us they need to whip like this, they hire us as contractors
Contractors can be "high quality" and "live the job"... but my third criterion was "for long enough". When a better job appears elsewhere, they're gone - along with everything they've learned about keeping your fab running 24/7. I'm surprised that TSMC was so forthright on the issue, and think that what they said makes sense and is important to understand.
 

human7

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Still be nice for 5w-10w powerful enough for browsing/casual gaming windows/linux/chrome desktop.
Build a complete SOC APU/memory etc with small MB for lan/wifi/BT/usbc +single drive ( slot card ? )
Sounds like a Raspberry Pi, although that doesn't come with a display.