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honey the codewitch2-Mar-21 8:33
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A physically smaller die has less room to attach IO pins; and higher density processes are much more expensive per mm^2; down to about 14nm increased transistor density allowing more parts per wafer is able to keep marginal prices for denser parts down. (Following all the additional/more complex design rules for eg 14nm vs 40nm, along with other fixed setup costs still makes smaller processes a lot more expensive if you're only making a small volume of parts though.)

One of the major drivers 10-20 years ago of Intel cramming more and more stuff into the chipset (most notably a basic GPU) was that the overall size of the die was being set by the number of IO pins it needed, and they had "free space" to put anything that didn't need much more IO into.
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