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AMD Manufacturing 45nm Processors

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  1. JacKz5o New Member

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    Dirk Meyer, AMD's chief technical officer, indicated during their Q3 conference call that Fab 36 is currently manufacturing 45nm processors. Meyer says AMD's first 45nm processor line-up will be server and desktop based and that they will be on track for production ramp in the first half of 2008. Basic yields are being attained right now at 45nm using existing materials.

    Source: TG Daily
     
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    lol. They've seem to have pulled a cat out of a hat
     
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    Seems to be that way, might just be a marketing tactic to counter Intel in the previous news post here http://www.techpowerup.com/?42235 on the Nehalem processors which are scheduled to be coming Q4 2008.

    But in all honesty, it would be great to just see some enthusiastic competition between the 2 big guys. I like both companies, seeing as they provide different innovations to the table. Price-wise/power consumption/performance-wise

    We as consumers win in all 3 categories if there's continuous level competition :toast:
     
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    Will phenoms be 45nm?
     
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    possible the second generation i would think,the first generation are already done so i would assume they are 65nm
     
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    As of right now they are 65nm.
     
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    Hm... I want a 45nm quad! Anyone wanna buy me one?
     
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    Not a problem, just wait a few months and give me $1000.
     
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    45nm eh....? *dreams of 3.xghz Phenoms*

    Now if only we had 65nm Phenoms.
     
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    this should allow them to catchup where they couldnt with the 65nm parts.
     
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    i has meh fingers crossed for DAAMIT i really want to build a new pc next year just not intel/nvida
     
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    :confused: Are you stealing my thoughts? :confused:
     
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    hey nice 1 AMD, as intel shouts about its lead in 45nm as AMD just makes it to 65nm, AMD pulls a 45nm garotte wire out and goes for the throat :)

    still too early to getting excited, just because the fabs are functional and they have preliminary yields, doesnt mean that the chips are functional and fully tested..

    only time will tell.

    But for the hell of it GO AMD GO! (hell knows you need it right now)

    Edit: like a post from the original linked page, Im a bit worried if AMD has thrown alot into getting 45nm without considering the risks... financial risks. Intel has spent alot of time working on 45nm, and im just hoping so has AMD, but just being top secret about it, otherwise, with them just getting 65nm chips into the swing of things, they may bleed money with the uptake of the well rehersed and debugged intel 45nm's.

    Really hope they do pull this one off

    (also wonder if 45nm would be compatable with AM2+ boards with a bios update like intel? )
     
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    I have been wanting to switch back to AMD for a while now. If they do 45nm Phenoms, then by chance I may have to.

    Speculation though: What would entail to run one of these chips. Mandelore, Bios update, yah think that would be all that it takes?

    Also would current AM2 boards be able to run AM2+ chips?
     
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    Agreed DaMulta. Needless to say, this news definitely surprises the hell out of me. Its like they were playing dead for awhile and leapfrogged with the 45nm process. However, its gonna take a bit more than just a smaller die/die shrink for them to get the top spot. What worries me is, Intel has had a long time to study the integrated memory controller. When they release Nehalem (sp) with that, AMD wont have really anything special left.

    GO AMD!
     

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