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Ok well everyone is missing the point here. AMD has demonstrated their first quad core 65nm chip. Intel has been using 65nm for how long now? Over a year. Intel is currently SELLING quad cores (at a 1-5% performance loss as per Jori's statement). Big deal. Intel has working 45nm display chips. I'm not excited or impressed at all.
No, AMD is showing the world's first die with four cores.
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post #32 of 37
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No, AMD is showing the world's first die with four cores.
Well congratulations to them. Personally, I wouldn't care if my quad core was 1 die or 2 die. It's not going to make much difference once all 4 are processing. Right now software doesn't use it anyways.
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Smaller you make the can make the die, cheaper it is to make. Cheaper it is to make, saving are passed on to us(hopfully) It is a step in the right direction though for 8-cores! AMD seriously needs to invest in some more fabs though... I'm getting tired of hearing of how fast intel switches fab tech! AMD should just skipp 45nm and jump to 22nm.
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post #34 of 37
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Well congratulations to them. Personally, I wouldn't care if my quad core was 1 die or 2 die. It's not going to make much difference once all 4 are processing. Right now software doesn't use it anyways.
True, software does not use it now, and it will be a while before dual-core is even used in most software. I think AMD's point of putting 4 cores on one die is core communication. Possibly the data transfer will be faster between cores? Who knows. All I know is that AMD has a lot of catching up to do.
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Smaller you make the can make the die, cheaper it is to make. Cheaper it is to make, saving are passed on to us(hopfully) It is a step in the right direction though for 8-cores! AMD seriously needs to invest in some more fabs though... I'm getting tired of hearing of how fast intel switches fab tech! AMD should just skipp 45nm and jump to 22nm.
That would be disasterous, considering that the technology for 22nm does not exist yet. 0.01% yeilds anyone?
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They're having trouble right now even trying to get 32nm to work with the immersion lithography they have now so I doubt we'll be seeing 22nm anytime soon.
    
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They need to work on lowering the prices of ram and high-end video cards, lol, we don't need quad cores that badly yet.
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