IBM has developed the world’s first 2nm chip with claims that it has a performance similar to a 7nm chip while consuming 75 percent less power.
The company claimed it has taken a major leap in chip technology by developing the first 2nm chip. IBM said that it squeezed 50 billion transistors onto the 2nm chip that equals the size of a fingernail.
The new chip technology will aid the processor makers in delivering a 45-percent performance boost using the same amount of power as used by 7nm-based chips. As such, IBM believes that the devices with 2nm-based processors will allow for both better performance and improved power consumption.
Putting it in perspective, IBM said that mobile devices packing a 2nm-based processor will last four times longer on a single charge, compared to the devices with a 7nm-based processor. The use of the new processor technology won’t only aid in running the mobile devices for long, but will also give a speed boost to the laptops and other computer devices.
The autonomous systems with 2nm-based processors would detect and react to objects in a swifter manner. The new tech will make Artificial Intelligence more responsive while also benefiting the likes of data center power efficiency. At a large scale, the 2nm-based processors will benefit space exploration and will also give a performance boost to 5G, 6G, and Quantum Computing Technology.
IBM paced ahead of its competitors in Chip Technology by making the 2nm breakthrough. Apple introduced M1 and A14 Processors last fall when Huawei also introduced Kirin 9000, as their first processor based on a 5nm technology node process. Other companies such as AMD and Qualcomm are still using 7nm chips right now with the exception of the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 being manufactured on Samsung’s 5nm tech. On the other hand, Intel has announced using 10nm and 14 nm chips until 2023. Noteworthy here is that Intel chips come with greater transistor density than their competitors at the same nm figure, so it is not a figure-to-figure comparison.
It is still unpredictable that when these 2nm chip-based processors will make way into the large-scale production as announcing it is a smaller challenge than installing the power-efficient and performance-boosting chip in the consumer devices.
It might take IBM and other competitors some years to deliver the 2nm CPUs to be installed in computer devices, however, at least knowing that the future will see these performance upgrades is a piece of good news for all tech lovers.