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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post
They're liscensing their 2nd generation stuff before they even got the first gen stuff mass manufactured. I hope to see this on some CPUs soon. When are we supposed to see it actually in action? And 400mhz? Doesnt' the L2 cache run at the speed of the processor?
I'd say we might see it on K8L processors; if not the first line of K8L's, the second line. ZRAM has too many benefits to not implement it as soon as possible.
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AMD processor + 32MB L3 + 4x2MB L2 + 4x256KB L1 = Drool.

150% Core 2 efficiency, anyone?
     
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post #23 of 52
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AMD processor + 32MB L3 + 4x2MB L2 + 4x256KB L1 = Drool.

150% Core 2 efficiency, anyone?
I'm sure it will have a nice price tag too
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well,this is waht i been talking about in the "INTEL VS AMD" thread somewhere in the procs section.AMD is trying to bring really revolutionazing technologys to the market,making it all diffrent perhaps,not only smaller and faster.
its the first time in my life i read about Zram,prolly its GOOD coz its got a Z!!!!j/k
still,if intel would like to use this tech now they would have to pay amd ^^
    
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post #25 of 52
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well,this is waht i been talking about in the "INTEL VS AMD" thread somewhere in the procs section.AMD is trying to bring really revolutionazing technologys to the market,making it all diffrent perhaps,not only smaller and faster.
its the first time in my life i read about Zram,prolly its GOOD coz its got a Z!!!!j/k
still,if intel would like to use this tech now they would have to pay amd ^^
Not really. It all depends on the licensing agreement that the original patent holders made with AMD. If the liscence says that they can license it to others, then Intel could and probably would take advantage of it.
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post #26 of 52
Intel will not be able to make use of this technology because it's only available for SOI.

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AMD has licensed Z-RAM to research it for potential use in their future processors. For AMD's main competitor, Intel Corporation to use Z-RAM in their products, they must adopt Silicon On Insulator technologies, which would require a fundamental redesign of their CPU architecture.
    
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Oooh...I didn't know that. It was probably somewhere in the article.
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Cache in excessive amount actually increases latency.
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Yup good stuff, but it's fairly old news.
AMD is trying desperately to keep the old technology viable. Let's hope that they do a good job as only a viable (Price/Performance) will keep the competition alive and the prices lower.
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AMD is trying desperately to keep the old technology viable. Let's hope that they do a good job as only a viable (Price/Performance) will keep the competition alive and the prices lower.
What old tech?
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