IBM chooses Samsung for POWER10

It's official: Samsung will manufacture the upcoming POWER10 on their 7nm EUV process thanks to an expansion of IBM and Samsung's 15-year R&D partnership. The next z microprocessors, which have some low-level microarchitectural similarities to the Power line, will also be produced on 7nm EUV. There are still relatively few details available about either CPU; POWER10 is still scheduled for around 2020-1.

This doesn't change plans for the upcoming final revision of POWER9 in 2019. More details should be forthcoming as that release date approaches.


  1. With this tempo POWER10 is going to be outdated at arrival. Were at least freedom issues resolved?


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