Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel
Thank you for filling me in on this. I do not understand what is hard to believe. I never said I was an expert on CPU/PC design, I was asking questions in an effort to expand my knowledge on the matter.
Sorry for the assumption, it's just that most people interested enough to look up presentation slides on platform architecture have stumbled across the less obscure stuff many times already.
I appreciate the desire to educate one's self and do not mean to discourage it.
Originally Posted by Enfluenza
And this proves that snb e is bigger.
What is that supposed to do performance?
And theyre 2 completly different archs. You cant
compare by looking at a die shot.
That image just shows that SB-E is very nearly double everything in a current SB (except the IGP which is gone).
You can see the rough locations of the various components: 8 cores, nearly double the L3 cache, more memory controllers, etc. The architecture is not that different.
You can compare by looking at a die shot.Edited by Blameless - 8/22/11 at 8:46pm