quote:Why would intel make the gate larger in a shrink? Is this a typo, or is there some huge benefit to this?
quote:Intel is actually seeing good feature scaling with its 45nm process, quoting a ~2x improvement in transistor density. In other words, if you took a 100mm^2 65nm chip and built it on Intel's 45nm process, it would be roughly a 50mm^2 chip after the shrink.
quote:That is not how it works...
65 x 65 = 4225
45 x 45 = 2025
2025/4225 = 48% the size of the 65nm part, so close to 2x smaller.
quote:This will likely happen in parallel with HSI, or High Speed Interconnect, which is supposed to be compatible with PCI-Express 2. (How that can be done - beats me) Nehalem might as well be 'simply' Core 2 Duo + IMC as Hammer was Athlon XP + IMC.
quote:Due to HK+MG's 20% higher switching rate and much lower leakage currents, shouldn't we expect ("more power efficient processors") both higher clock speeds AND lower TDP, even with a slightly higher transistor count?
quote:I believe Penryn is scheduled for launch around the same time as Bearlake
quote:Penryn is still not without its mysteries; a primary concern for enthusiasts is motherboard and socket support. Penryn will launch on Socket 775 -- meaning existing motherboards can physically harbor the new CPU but electrically might not. "Motherboard developers will have to make some minor changes to support [Penryn]. We can't guarantee that a person could just plug the chip into every motherboard on the market today." However, Smith also claimed the Penryn boot test that grabbed so many headlines last week occurred on unmodified hardware that included a notebook, several desktop motherboards and several server motherboards.
quote:looks like some hasn't sold their AMD stock and moved their money into Intel
quote:I predict Intel's stock to climb 80% in 12 months
quote:That is changing as I type.
quote:Spoken like a true, disgruntled AMD fan boi. (or 'person' if you like). When will you guys learn, it doesn't matter WHO makes the 'best' CPU, and that close competition means win, win, for whoever, using whatever.
quote:hey, lets compare the OC of a 65 nm AMD chip to the OC of an Intel 65 nm chip
quote:Intel has removed the major stumbling block for device scaling that has plagued both 90 and 65 nm
quote:100 * 100 =10,000
50 * 50 = 2,500
That's a 4x improvement, not a 2x!