Update 9/21/21 5:30am PT: Intel reached out to clarify Raja’s response, which was misquoted in the referenced article. We have amended the text accordingly:
Raja Koduri, Intel’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics (AXG) Group, recently shed some light on its decision to contract TSMC to manufacture its ARC GPUs on its 6nm process.
“It is necessary to first determine the process that can be assumed at the start of design,” said Raja. “Other features, such as how much operating frequency can be used are also important factors. Cost is also an issue. These three, that is, the cost-performance-capacity, is taken into consideration when deciding which process to use. ”