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other than $44 more in price, what does the 90nm 3500 processor give you that the .13micron doesn't?

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I think there is a lower stock voltage. Nope its not that. I think maybe they run cooler or something. I know there is some reason for it.
 

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Originally Posted by cgd

other than $44 more in price, what does the 90nm 3500 processor give you that the .13micron doesn't?

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.13 micron is 130nm, the difference is more paths in a CPU.
 

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The difference is the size of transitors, than is 90nm means the transitors are 90 nanometers across. The cores are identicle, just that the 90nm Winchester cores are smaller. They do operate on a lower core voltage (1.4 vs. 1.5) and consume overall less power so they run cooler. Because of those two factors, they often overclock better as well.
 

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Oh yeah. Looked a little closer and noticed the 90nm is @1.4v stock while the 130nm is 1.5v. From my limited perspective, that may allow a little faster OC or less volts to stablize. What impact does having more paths in the cpu have?

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This is the case where smaller is better
 
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