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[Toms] Nvidia's Tegra Kal-El Will Be 40 nm, Not 28 nm

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During a conference call with financial analysts, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang indicated that the upcoming Tegra "Kal-El" system-on-chip will be manufactured using the 40 nm process technology. This is seemingly due to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) inability to provide the required volume of 28nm chips to support the Kal-El launch in Q3 2011.
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Oh well, at least we'll still be able to have it.
    
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seems TSMC is under strain. didn't this also happen to ATi?
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Were the reported specs based on 40nm or 28nm?

If the specs based on the assumption of a 28nm process, it will change power and performance numbers noticably.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Were the reported specs based on 40nm or 28nm?

If the specs based on the assumption of a 28nm process, it will change power and performance numbers noticably.
Just what I was thinking.
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According to TOMs the overall power requirements won't be any more than the Tegra 2. To do this they must be doing some serious power gating and other optimizations.
 
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I don't care what it means, they score big points with me just for the name alone...
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I heard that this SOC could easily beat the entry level C2Ds in terms of performance and power consumption. Can't wait for it release, would love to get a quad core phone in the future. Now it makes more sense why is Microsoft going to implement ARM support on the next version of Windows with the ARM architecture developing so fast.
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post #9 of 16
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I don't care what it means, they score big points with me just for the name alone...
Hell yeah, I want my Supersmartphone!
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Hell yeah, I want my Supersmartphone!
You mean a "Nirvana Phone" (I'm serious)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NirvanaPhone
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