Published on 27th January 2007 by
Originally Posted by Mankz_91hold on, am I right in thnking that 45nm should have a lower TDP than 65nm..??
Originally Posted by eekSweet, I think that has to rate as one of my fav bit articles ever!
I've always had a strong interest in transistors since studying them at uni so it's good to keep up-to-date!!
When do you reckon these new chips will start shipping? 2h07?
Originally Posted by oaskedAre these CPUs going to have HyperThreading? The Inquirer had a story saying that they would, but we all know what the inquirer is like. :)
I had hoped that all that HT nonsense was dead.
Originally Posted by Tyinsar;) Thanks for the info.
Just speculation here but if Intel were to underclock and undervolt these then go into the mini-ITX market at a performance level at least equal to Via's best could they make it passively cooled? - I'm not expecting an answer but wondering how fast they could go with passive cooling. (I still remember a time before CPUs even had heat sinks)
Originally Posted by r4tch3tWouldn't it be better if they went a little bit of AMDs way? With all that cache taking up so much room... More space for actual processing, less space for bulky cache. How much do they really need that cache?
Originally Posted by r4tch3tYes, mainly the level 2 cache that takes up about half the chip, primarily for the reason that AMD chips don't seem to need all that much cache. Looking forward to the native quad cores.
Originally Posted by Tim SIt's a cheap way to keep up with Moore's law - after talking with Intel and reading a bunch of additional documentation, I felt that they were a bit obsessive with Moore's law. :p
Originally Posted by aon`aTv.gsus666Did I miss it or is there no hint on the socket Penryn will use?
Originally Posted by Tim SIntel hasn't really given any information on that, but as far as I am aware, the desktop version of the chip will use LGA775.
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