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[PCMAG]3D Transistors? We Don't Need 'Em, AMD's Foundry Says

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Advanced Micro Devices and its manufacturing partner, Globalfoundries, said on Wednesday that the companies don't feel they need to adopt next-generation technologies until some time in the future.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384927,00.asp
Edited by Killam0n - 5/7/11 at 6:31am
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So AMD wants to keep their farmland style plains, and Intel wants to move into a Big City architecture.

Okay.
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The author Mark Hachman used a misleading title.... GlobalFoundries is saying that do not plan to implement non-planar silicion just yet. GlobalFoundries has plans for them in the future.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13390297 
The author Mark Hachman used a misleading title.... GlobalFoundries is saying that do not plan to implement non-planar silicion just yet. GlobalFoundries has plans for them in the future.

Right. They will have it at some point in time. The issue is that once again Intel has beaten them by at least a year or two. So this means that when 2012 comes along AMD will be noncompetitive till 2013 - 14. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by AtomicFrost;13390629 
Right. They will have it at some point in time. The issue is that once again Intel has beaten them by at least a year or two. So this means that when 2012 comes along AMD will be noncompetitive till 2013 - 14. frown.gif

AMD has always been behind Intel in fab technology though.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13390677 
AMD has always been behind Intel in fab technology though.

Which helps explain why AMD only has ~25% of the desktop market. When people are buying high performance desktops / servers they will tend to buy the fastest chip they can afford. Intel is also leading in the lower / mid end prebuilt computers mostly due to brand recognition. It will be interesting to see how much of a performance boost Ivy Bridge gains over Sandy Bridge with 3D transistor technology. This will be an interesting 2 years for the AMD / Intel battle for the desktop market.
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Maybe they have too many of the old ones stock piled. No,no thats not it at all is it?
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It could be cost-related
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Jeeze, can we at least wait until the 3D transistors are closer to release before we assume that they make as huge of an impact as Intel says they will?

I feel like future predictions are taken as gospel on this forum...

Hell, look what people have done to Bulldozer predictions.
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Jeeze, can we at least wait until the 3D transistors are closer to release before we assume that they make as huge of an impact as Intel says they will?

I feel like future predictions are taken as gospel on this forum...

Hell, look what people have done to Bulldozer predictions.

yes it is a bit crazy, I think BD might be a 16 core $700 processor that is 2D and will display nyan cat quite nicely! oh and you can run 3D games and junk..so thats cool, but that cat song is super addictive.
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