ED#50 : Intel 45 nm Processors To Hit The Market Soon

Discussion in 'Reviews & Articles' started by Dashken, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    Intel is on a roll. After sweeping across the desktop and mobile market with their Core 2 processors like a horde of invading Mongols, Intel is set to repeat that with their 45 nm processors.

    Although many expect Intel to do so only in early 2008, Intel is already prepared to roll out their 45 nm processors. All they are waiting is for AMD to launch their Barcelona processors.

    Here's a quote from the editorial :-

    Link : ED#50 : Intel 45 nm Processors To Hit The Market Soon
  2. aussie FX

    aussie FX Newbie

    What gives you the impression that Intels 45nm are so much better than upcoming Barcelona?

    Surely you can't make that assumption yet.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2007
  3. peaz

    peaz ARP Webmaster Staff Member

    perhaps because AMD has only so far talked but not showed anything yet till today. :)
  4. aussie FX

    aussie FX Newbie

    That's why it pays to not "assume" things.
  5. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    AMD has been 'assuming' things as well. I know you are an AMD fanboi, but until Phenom is out, Intel C2Q is still the king of desktop processors, by far.
  6. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    The 45 nm Intel processors will not come with any architectural changes. It's just a die-shrink. But moving to 45 nm will reduce power consumption and cost, as well as allow for higher clock speeds (which is not really a problem for Core 2).

    So, even if AMD is right and the Phenom X4/X2 is faster than the Core 2 Quad/Duo on a clock-to-clock basis, Intel can and probably will bury the Phenom by flooding the market with cheap Core 2 Quad/Duo processors running at much higher clock speeds.

    Then again, we are assuming that whatever AMD claims is correct. Surprisingly, they refuse to announce the benchmark results until launch date.
  7. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

  8. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Oh yeah, forgot about that. But SSE4 won't be useful until developers start coding their games and applications for it.

    In any case, the 45 nm processors do have other changes as well. Like high-k metal gates. Sorry if I gave the impression it was only a die-shrink. It's just that there's no major architectural change from the Core 2.

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