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News Intel kills off the tick-tock development cycle

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 23 Mar 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. David

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    Snap, crackle and pop?
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    They've missed a trick there, haven't they? Still, at least now I won't have to remember which is 'tick' and which is 'tock.'
     
  4. schmidtbag

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    Though following that Tick-Tock strategy wasn't ever a necessity, I don't think they needed to release stuff as often as they did either. Intel's sales would be better if they actually released something worth mentioning in the past 4 years or so, and that probably could've happened if they skipped their "tock" releases. Comparing each "tick" from each other was a modest upgrade. It would've been cheaper for them too.
     
  5. tad2008

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    I guess that means that it will now only be worth upgrading every 3 years instead of every other year now.

    You mean to tell me that Intel can't re-write the Law of Physics yet to suit their own purposes? What on Earth has their R&D teams been doing all this time?
     
  6. Flibblebot

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    I think you're right - Intel only followed Moore's Law as a way of reminding people that Gordon Moore was one of the founders of Intel (even though Intel didn't exist when Moore first published his original paper).

    It's not surprising that it's slowing down - as transistor sizes approach 5nm, quantum effects start to grow. I'm guessing that Intel's new 3-phase plan will delay their original plans to be running 5nm fabs by 2020?
     
  7. RedFlames

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    Tick - Tock - Boom
     
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    Think we are fast approaching the limits already, 10nm and 8nm will cost a small country to develop what they will price it at to consumers i would guess won't be pretty.
     
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    nobody complains anymore that they're waiting for their software to load up, apart from bf4 maps.
    I guess we're also reaching a logarithmic plateau of demand for cpu cycles too...
     
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    Agreed. I've noticed this has been true for a couple years. To me, these days all we need to focus on is power efficiency, and in my opinion, shrinking the transistor size isn't helping that much.
     
  11. YEHBABY

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    :hehe:
     
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    hickory dickory dock.
    my cpu won't overclock.

    Perhaps one day these quantum effects can be harnessed...
     
  13. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Perhaps one day I'll understand these quantum effects, it's witchcraft i tell ya. :)
     
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    So does that mean an end to checking for the new CPU/bargain prices for the old chip, around the end of January?
     
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    to be honest Intels CPUs have been holding their value ridiculously well, a 2500k, over 5 years old, can still fetch upto £90, as AMD have nothing to cause Intel to put in the new lines of CPUs at the same price point, instead the prices have been climbing.

    I sold a 4790k for £30 less than I paid well over a year after I bought it, that's just silly!
     
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    Am I correct in thinking then that the next two generations of Intel CPUs will use the 1151 socket?
     
  17. RedFlames

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    I've not seen anything saying otherwise so I'd assume all 3 iterations the -Lake series will all be LGA1151
     
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    Cheers RedFlames... That was my understanding but just thought I'd ask. :)
     
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    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!
     

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