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Chip fab Intel said to be using better chip fab TSMC to make 5nm Core i3 processors, 20% of its non-CPU parts

imanidiot Silver badge

Basically this. 5nm is what they call a "node" name. It sort of denotes how large a gate would have been had things kept scaling according to Moore's law. In practice gate length hasn't shrunk since the 45nm node (iirc) and the introduction of FinFET gates.

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