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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamikaze127;13275248 
Transistor size. Smaller transistor, less power, less heat, more transistors per mm squared.

nm = nanometer.

Nail on the head right here.

Smaller is generally better.
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post #12 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel;13275233 
Lower power consumption, lower manufacturing costs, and the ability to make more advanced technology in the same die size as before.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamikaze127;13275248 
Transistor size. Smaller transistor, less power, less heat, more transistors per mm squared.

nm = nanometer.


This

But in layman's terms

MOAR MEGAHERTZ!!!

Also its a pain in the a__ to multi quote from a phone.
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I see, thanks all
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Originally Posted by justarealguy;13275256 
Nail on the head right here.

Smaller is generally better.

Evil Intel, stealing our nanometers...
    
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Originally Posted by The Mad Mule;13275296 
Evil Intel, stealing our nanometers...

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smaller is better, but in SSD land, going smaller to 25nm presents problem like shortened lifetime of it before it can no longer write to SSD...
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by justarealguy;13275318 
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They're stealing our nanometers! My E6600 had 65, then my E8500 had 45, now I'm down to 32 with my 2500K!

I want my nanometers back!

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nm = Nano meter. The new 28nm fabrication as opposed to the 40nm being used on the latest series boards. It will produce more performance per watt, less power consumption, in turn less heat dissipation running more efficiently.

Question is will they be able to produce as many watts per pcb as the current 40nm today? How much more performance these newer cards can deliver will greatly be determined on how much watts the newer boards can handle.

It's the new move to "green" efficiency in a energy conscious society.
     
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