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News Intel announces 3D Tri-Gate transistors

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 4 May 2011.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    battles_atlas New Member

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    Will I have to wear stupid goggles to use one?
     
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  3. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Wow. Genuinely impressed!
     
  4. Valinor

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    They only work with a 120Hz motherboard.
     
  5. doggeh

    doggeh New Member

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    hahahaha
     
  6. Jimbob94

    Jimbob94 New Member

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    Looks awesome
     
  7. Kenny_McCormick

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    I'll buy the non-3D version. 3D gives me headache.
     
  8. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    Only 2% to 3% more to manufacture, what'll equate to at the tills? A 50% premium?
     
  9. cgthomas

    cgthomas Cpt. Handsome

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    That really wouldn't surprise me. The lack of competition at this field is hurting us consumers. Intel is dominating and AMD is lacking behind (AMD fan boys need not shout, it's the bloody truth).

    AMD's offer is and has been very poor when compared to Intel's.
    And there's no point in saying that AMD offer bang for buck (Phenom II for example) - well if you were after the most bang for buck then you've got no business looking for the latest and fastest CPU's, since they all come with a premium price tag.

    </rant>
     
  10. Centy-face

    Centy-face Caw?

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    I have a complete techrection at this.
     
  11. Technobod

    Technobod Finally bought a desktop :D

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    I'm intrigued as to how well they'll overclock compared to 2D transistors...
     
  12. jimmyjj

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    Impressive.

    Intel's research budget is in the billions, I am not sure if AMD will ever catch up.
     
  13. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Probably less, as they'll be able to make more per wafer :) So faster and potentially cheaper. Win :)
     
  14. flibblesan

    flibblesan Destroyer

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    Wasn't AMD working on this sort of technology years ago?
     
  15. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    All they've done is make the gate thicker and go marketing mental. I'm sure Samsung, TSMC and the others will catch up soon enough.
     
  16. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    There go AMD's hopes of a long term come back. I doubt Intel will license this tech to Global Foundaries and the like.
    It's a really cool bit of design though. I'll look forward to it coming to market, even if I do have to wait a year or two. The only downside I can see is that Intel may use this to extend the life of the Atom design, rather than actually designing a good power efficient architecture.
     
  17. TheLegendJoe

    TheLegendJoe Syntax error

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    22nm : | ARRRG

    I'm rocking a phenom 2 965BE, pretty sure thats 40nm... And came out 2 ish years ago, proof of moores law? ;) haha.
     
  18. ZERO <ibis>

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    Wait if the power draw is that much lower and thus the heat does not not mean that on the high end we are looking at a 50% increase in base clock speeds!?
     
  19. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    From what Intel said I doubt we'll see significantly higher clock speeds on Ivy Bridge - instead the power savings of these really rather clever 22nm transitors will used to improve the architecture - thus resulting in more performance.

    After all, more Intel desktop chips have been 'stuck' at 2.66GHz or so for the last 5+ years, so there's been a massive increase in performance during that time.
     
  20. Oggyb

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    Quite, I'd rather have more performance at the same clock setting, with 50% reduction in power draw than way more perfomance than I'll ever need and an unchallenged electricy bill.
     
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