New Samsung Chip Could Improve Bitcoin Miners’ Profitability

New Samsung Chip Could Improve Bitcoin Miners’ Profitability

New Samsung Chip Could Improve Bitcoin Miners’ Profitability


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Alexander Webber

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  1. Most idiotic article I’ve read this month, practically all of it is false, minus Samsung’s actual announcement.

    7LPP is short for 7nm Low Power Plus which is NOT A CHIP, but a semiconductor fabrication process node. This means that, at least according to their marketing claims, the minimum feature size of a transistor on this process node is 7 nanometers. (In reality, it’s not, but that’s a discussion for another day) So again, this is not a chip, and most definitely is not designed for crypto mining! Have a Samsung phone with an Exynos SoC? That’s the main target market for this node.

    So this is not a chip but a process on which chips are built that allows for denser, more efficient, somewhat more powerful designs. “7nm” is opposed to current manufacturing processes advertised as being “12nm” or “14nm.” The announcement is that this process has entered mass production, which means it’s still about a year off from landing in any consumer products.

    None of these announcements had anything to do with bitcoin or crypto mining whatsoever. I think most mining ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) will be manufactured with TSMC instead of Samsung as their 7nm node is denser, optimized for higher-power applications, and entered mass production multiple quarters ago. The iPhone XS and XR use a 7nm SoC manufactured by TSMC, and AMD’s upcoming Zen 2 CPUs will be using the node as well.

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