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Say when a gpu is 28nm(just read that kepler will be as such) what advantages does this bring?
post #2 of 22
Are you sure it isn't mm?

because if it is mm that is the dye size I believe.


NVM, it's nanometer like stated below.

why was I thinking mm that would be huge.
Edited by Bobicon - 4/26/11 at 12:18am
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Lower power consumption, lower manufacturing costs, and the ability to make more advanced technology in the same die size as before.
    
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it's the "fineness" of the actual core, if its smaller it uses less energy, clocks better etc.
    
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.... nm
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post #6 of 22
nm = nanometer
post #7 of 22
NM = nanometers

It's the size of the transistors on the die (the processor), much like a CPU, smaller dies produce much less heat due to less transistors and as a result consume less power.
Edited by GoTMaXPoWeR - 4/26/11 at 12:33am
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post #8 of 22
It means new mexico.

Oh wait, its nanometer. My mistake lol

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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skiivari;13275234 
it's the "fineness" of the actual core, if its smaller it uses less energy, clocks better etc.

its more sensitive to voltage
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post #10 of 22
Transistor size. Smaller transistor, less power, less heat, more transistors per mm squared.

nm = nanometer.
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