Apple (A13/A13x...A14?)¹ engineers could present what, if there would have been competitors to their Thunderbolt 3 lately (USB3.2 is getting closer with 20Gb/s, but still only half of TB3_2015 top bandwidth. Also means USB has lower consumer prices and will be sufficient for most of today's user demand. Even for external, distant-cabled (ePCI-E) GPUs and multi-netusb @2.5-5Gbps.)
Was looking for graphical Roadmaps (Intel, AMD, ARM, ...), but this article seems more appropriate (with ~30min for reading):
https://www.nextplatform.com/2018/12/16 ... -and-gpus/
[ It's not only about hardware: fp32 vs bfloat16 shows intelligent progress with handling demand: Both express number ranges ~1e-38 - 3e38, but need 32bit vs 16bit memory space, while bfloat16 is not suitable for integer based calculations. Being precisely for IEEE 754 32-bit base-2 floating-point variable: "Integers in [-16777216,16777216] can be exactly represented". That's ±2^24.]
Intel: Roadmap (not official) for starting Comet,Tiger,Rocket,Skyhawk,Elkhart Lake <2020]
https://newsroom.intel.com/news/2019-in ... #gs.befn91
hpc: https://www.hwsw.hu/kepek/hirek/2018/07 ... 2638534728
AMD: Roadmap for Picasso,Matisse,Castle Peak
https://videocardz.com/75217/amd-ryzen- ... and-renoir
ARM: Roadmap for A76,Neoverse,Deimos,Hercules <2020]
https://www.arm.com/company/news/2018/0 ... erformance
https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/arm_holdin ... eoverse_n1
arm devices with DS-5: https://developer.arm.com/tools-and-sof ... ed-devices
Mali graphics: https://www.google.de/url?sa=i&source=i ... 3544935204
Nvidia_gpus: Roadmap for Pascal,Volta/Turing,Ampere for 2016-2020
"Samsung has been developing LPDDR5-based chips since at least 2017, and the South Korean tech giant already unveiled the first LPDDR5 DRAM chip back in July 2018.
This product is manufactured using the 10nm process node technology, and it offers a capacity of 8GB and data transfer speeds of 6,400Mbps."
"Samsung plans to launch LPDDR5-based solutions for smartphones by 2020, and it may first appear inside the flagship smartphone offering of the South Korean tech giant. Another major semiconductor firm, Micron, also announced that it will release LPDDR5 RAM chips in 2020."
large and growing markets (TAM³ by 2020: PC 30B$,graphics 10B$,datacenter 25B$,automotive/inference 10B$,machine learning 11B$):
https://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads ... origin.png
AFAIK: Rockchip rk3588 will be at a performance level comparable or even above H2's Celeron Gemini Lake platform.
"According to ARM, the A76 is expected to offer twice the performance of an A73 and is targeted beyond mobile workloads. The performance is targeted at "laptop class", including Windows 10 devices, competitive with Intel's Kaby Lake."²
Most likely LPDDR5 on mobiles is already standardized when arriving on Desktops or armDesktops (would avoid naming like "Desktop replacement" or "light Desktop", since ARM-cores seem to be above that performance ((cost*energy)/cpu) level already)?
( rk3588 would be comparable with todays mobile Snapdragon 855, Exynos 9820 or Kirin 980 series, but earlier gpu? )
and thx for contribution to all.
[ 1) https://www.tomshardware.com/news/apple ... 38668.html https://macdailynews.com/2019/04/17/wha ... t-deliver/ https://macdailynews.com/2019/02/22/app ... 20-iphone/
beyond A14_2020: “Kuo also believes that Apple’s advanced driver assistance systems in a still-evolving Apple Car project will get a TSMC chip at launch at some point between 2023 and 2025, with it supporting either high automation of driver’s tasks, or complete automation, including navigation and driving.”
3) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_add ... _about_TAM
4) 5nm towards 3nm is a bigger step: https://m.eet.com/media/1311009/NodeCostsIBS-min.png
[ Don't forget about more important development to support til 2025, please:
Water for life
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-sta ... stillation