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The 32nm chip production technology is the next evolution in chip manufacturing, an upgrade over the 45nm process AMD has been using most recently. By reducing the size of the features on the chip, companies can ramp up performance and energy efficiency, while creating smaller chips.
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lol at the quote. 32nm is something Intel has had out for months. So why is this a big deal? Maybe a big deal for AMD.
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lol at the quote. 32nm is something Intel has had out for months. So why is this a big deal? Maybe a big deal for AMD.
I would say it's more of a big deal on the GPU side rather than the CPU.
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I thought I read somewhere that the GPU aspect of the chip was DX11 compatable. If that is true, then I find that impressive for an intergrated option.
    
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Melanie Pinola, you are missing the bigger picture. The big deal is the architecture... not the manufacturing process. This is the first major new AMD architecture in 8 years!!!!


Not Bulldozer.
Edited by DuckieHo - 4/6/11 at 12:11pm
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Melanie Pinola, you are missing the bigger picture. The big deal is the architecture... not the manufacturing process. This is the first major new AMD architecture in 8 years!!!!
Isnt Llano still built off the Phenom II architecutre?
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Isnt Llano still built off the Phenom II architecutre?
Llano? Yeah.
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Isnt Llano still built off the Phenom II architecutre?
in the same way the Core 2 was built off the pentium III.
    
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its nice to see AMD has something to be excited its really been a while.
    
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