It's reasonable to not be expecting miracles from 20nm (Maxwell) since the smaller the transistor becomes from now on, the harder it is to deviate from default voltages and the quantum mechanical barriers will start showing their teeth more and more. There is an overclockers' urban legend that they can't easily adjust voltages because Intel is going for power savings, but NVIDIA who is not going only for power savings on GPUs has shown that they will also have problems deviating from default voltages on TSMC. We see the reality unfolding year by year, we see 5% improvements and we think it's normal, a few years ago it doubled.
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9/23/13 at 9:01pm