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Intel 65nm compaired to AMD 90nm

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I see alot of people saying how great the 65nm intels are mainly with OC'ing...But how are their performance increases...
Would it be worth getting one of these compaired to an equal AMD 90nm CPU.

How much does this catch up intel to AMD when it comes to gaming performance...
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If there are no architectural differences between cpu's and the only change is a die shrink then there will be some differences ~ + 5 - 10% due to switching lengths and shortening the many "antenna". lengths in the interconnect circuitry of the die. Thus a die shrink will reduce costs for the producer, usually improve performance and usually enable faster clock speed on the overclock. This is the theory but the problem is that when there is a die shrink there is also usually architectural differences enacted in the silicon at the same time. Often these changes will increase the speed of the processor but not always.

The Northwood / Prescott shrink contained architectural changes that hampered the performance (namely pipeline lengthening among others) but normally there will be performance increases and overclock potential increases due to die shrinks.

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Originally Posted by Strider_2001

in English please hehe...j/k thanks

Damn! I try hard to be understood. It would be much worse if I spoke Hebrew I think
Well, such is life
 
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