Intel Introduces New Node Naming: Intel 7, Intel 4, Intel 3 and Intel 20A

Intel has changed the naming for two of its already announced nodes and also revealed a roadmap for its 2023-2024 products. The new node naming are: Intel 7, Intel 4, Intel 3 and Intel 20A.

Intel 10nm Enhanced SuperFin has been renamed to Intel 7. Intel revealed that this node is now in volume production and it will see 10 to 15% performance per watt improvement over 10nm SuperFin. This node will be used for Alder Lake and Sapphire Rapids.

Intel 4 is what was previously known as Intel’s 7nm node. The manufacturer promises a 20% performance per watt gain over Intel 7. This node will use EUV lithography. The first products to feature Intel 4 are Meteor Lake which had taped in in Q2 2021 and Granite Rapids’s compute tile.

In the second half of 2023, Intel will be introducing its Intel 3 node. This node will provide 18% perf/watt gain and it will feature a denser HP library. The company also promised increased EUV use, increased intrinsic drive current.

Intel 20A node will provide innovations beginning the first half of 2024. The A stands for angstrom, a metric unit 0.1 of the size of a nanometer. This node will introduce a new transistors architecture known as RibbonFET and PowerVia interconnect innovation. Intel does not confirm which product will use the Intel 20A node.