Intel has reportedly been suffering from a 14 nm production shortage, which has resulted in a lack of supply for the current generation of CPUs. Now it appears to potentially help address the supply issue, Intel is taking a technological step back for the H310C chipset. Typically Intel chipsets would not be on the same manufacturing process as the CPUs they support, but as Intel has been unable to move on to the 10 nm process it has been working on, the chipsets have progressed to also be on a 14 nm process. Now Intel is reportedly intending to manufacture the H310C on its 22 nm process, alleviating some of the demand on its 14 nm fabrication systems. This would be a new variant of the currently available H310 chipset, which has been produced on a 14 nm process.
Being a lower-end chipset, the H310 series will likely not see a significant loss of performance or efficiency from this move. Still, this would indicate Intel is in an undesirable situation as it needs to transition one product to an older process to satisfy demand for others. The question now is if Intel may need to move more components to older processes as well.
Source: Tom's Hardware
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