Day: February 24, 2020

Mega Man Maker update might make the fangame better than Mario Maker
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Mega Man Maker update might make the fangame better than Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker proved that providing robust level creation tools for iconic 2D games is a winning idea, but sadly few other publishers have followed Nintendo’s lead here. Some fangame developers have tried to provide a similar experience for other classic platform games, but few projects have been as robust as Mega Man Maker – and with its latest update, it might just have surpassed the Nintendo tool that inspired it. read more

Are 7nm CPUs really 7nm? TSMC says “we need to look at a different descriptor”
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Are 7nm CPUs really 7nm? TSMC says “we need to look at a different descriptor”

TSMC’s head of marketing believes lithographic process node naming convention needs to change in the near-future. The company’s most advanced node today is 7nm, or N7, which is used across AMD’s Ryzen and Navi range, but soon it will be shifting to 7nm+ (N7+), 5nm (N5), and then onto 3nm (N3). Following that same cadence, where does a foundry go after 1nm, and will it be representative of the physical silicon? read more