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post #11 of 25
It's the width of the transistors. The chips are etched with the laser or whatever....

It means it's smaller! lmao.
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post #12 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
I believe 65nm actually refers to the gate length or width.
man, I get the impression like no one is listening to me....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Intel
The transistors in the new 65-nm (a nanometer is one-billionth of a meter) technology have gates (the switch that turns a transistor on and off) measuring 35 nm,
read s'more here:
http://www.intel.com/technology/silicon/si08042.htm
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post #13 of 25
Cant wait to get my hands on a 65nm chip personally.
post #14 of 25
As ENTERPRISE1701 said, it is the size of the transistors.
post #15 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SoaDMTGguy
As ENTERPRISE1701 said, it is the size of the transistors.
No. Read the rest of this thread...... it is the wavelength of the light which is used to cure the photoresist. Transistor gates in the 65nm process can be as small as 35nm, this comes directly from Intel's website.

People... honestly. Read the thread before you post a response. This is the 3rd poster to tell me the wrong answer after I posted the correct one.

But yeah I am excited to get my 65nm San Diego too!
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Here's a question that was asked:

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As we all hear, processor companys keep on shrinking the die of its next generation chips. 65nm, 45nm, and 32 nm will be the last manufacturing process, so this brings to light the big question? Whats next? Even if we can develop even smaller processes of say sub 20nm, we will hit the fundumental barrier of the size of a couple of atoms. What will we develop for our future processing needs, say around 2015, when we cant shrink the die any more?
Can someone answer this plz.
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post #17 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sladesurfer
Here's a question that was asked:



Can someone answer this plz.
well anyone's answer will be pure speculation here in 2006. I think that's a pretty exciting question to think about though, because it will demand REAL innovation from the manufacturers... the first probable answer is that the number of die will increase... maybe we'll finally make the big switch to optical computing... radical new ideas and methods will have to be invented. Things that no one has even thought of yet! Now those will be cool computers! I can't wait to see where the industry will shift once we max out on the current configuration!
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post #18 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by sladesurfer
Here's a question that was asked:



Can someone answer this plz.
I have found that new technology and ideas are born and that we can carry on improving technology...I doubt we will reach our barrier as we never do.
post #19 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by sladesurfer
Here's a question that was asked:



Can someone answer this plz.
I bet that earlier in computer developing lots of companies hit similar barriers. They probably had no idea what to do, but they just keep on improving, optimizing and tweaking their current architechtures until they manage to release something new, something better. We probably cant answer that question right now but i suspect that the nm barrier thing is just gonna be overseen and loads of new die architechtures are gonna come out that do calculations and coordinations alot faster than todays current cpu's.
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post #20 of 25
these chips are really small compared to the hiv, hair, and the blood cell
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