As I'm sure you know, smaller can sometimes mean more expensive, like how Apple's Airtops are more expensive than their baseline Macbooks.May be a good thing for future gaming consoles, "extra-small" form factor PCs, and smart pillows.
I like the sound of Tiny Form Factor though.
Well, some Chromebooks also featured more expensive Intel's mobile Core SoCs (not just cheaper SoCs from Intel's Atom lineage), thus would not count that out either.It seems pretty clear to me that this is not going to be their cheapest SoC part. I don't expect to see it in Chromebooks (other than maybe a couple higher-end models), for instance.
From the link I posted that you didn't read:No - Zen 2 is 2D. The chips are side by side, same as they would be on a circuit board.
Oh, I did read it - it's all marketing speech and buzz words. When GUI started getting rendered in 3D hardware, strangely, those definitions were much different for stuff that is geometrically the same as what is demonstrated in your article (see : composited windows rendered in 3D actually considered 2.5D)From the link I posted that you didn't read:
A 2.5D IC/SiP using a silicon interposer
and through-silicon vias (TSVs)
Just for fun here's another link:
2.5D-IC, 3D-IC, and 5.5D-IC – stacked-die integration
"In 2.5D-IC designs two or more die are placed face down and side by side on a silicon interposer."
Zen is 2.5D. What Intel announced is a 3D IC.