AMD's superiority over Intel in tech turned out to be mere marketing

Blogger Roman Hartung decided to study transistors in Intel and AMD processors, which are made according to different technological

processes - 14 and 7 nanometers. As a result, he came to the conclusion that the superiority of the "red" over the "blue" in this regard is conventional marketing.

For research, the blogger took older models -Intel Core i9-10900K and AMD Ryzen 9 3950X. Using an electron microscope, he obtained images of transistors in the area of ​​the L2 cache. The blogger then analyzed the images.

As it turned out, the width of the gate of the transistor in 14- and 7-nm technical processes is not very different. For the Intel model, it was 24 nm, and for the AMD model, it was 22 nm. The height of the gates turned out to be almost equal.

To be fair, it should be noted that the 7nm process technology was still slightly better. But the difference is not so significant as to seriously criticize Intel for 14nm technology.