Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 23 Oct 2006.
The sooner they get to a significant change, like 65nm rather then 80nm the better.
Well this is great news, I will be a poor student when they come out.
yay for the little speech bubble on the discuss article link! sexify teh bit-tech!
Say bye bye to updating your computay for 4 or more years then... Mine is getting some much needed attention this christmas after a 3 year dry spell.
Lessened power consumption can only be agood thing, especially with the current trend of "more powah!!!" taking shape
This can't come soon enough. The need for enormous heatsinks on almost everything is starting to annoy.
im guessing its 80nm for their dx10 cards then, i guess anything has to be less power hungry than nvidia's "go" at it all.
Unfortunatly though thats not the case, small manufacturing processes do indeed mean that things use less power but it also means that they can cram more onto the heat making to hotter
I find it strange that ATI are still using TSMC fabs instead of AMD's, though I suppose thats because AMD only have the one fab in dresden right? So that'd mean cpu shortages. But surely i'd be cheeper to self-produce over having someone else do it for you.
Last AMD roadmap I saw had AMD @ 45nm in 2008, Could it be that the graphics chips from ATI/AMD will be out before or at the same time as the CPUs? That would be odd.
i hope it comes sooner, as i can see gpus melting their coolers realy soon.
AMD is taking a more conservative path in aquiring ATi, and I think it's a good idea. After all, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. ATi is, and should remain, a profitable company. Sure there are probably ways they could be more profitable, but I don't think AMD is going to rush it and take the chance of screwing a good thing. Historically AMD has been a pretty conservative company and it has worked well for them.
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