Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Apr 20, 2010.
Lead the way ATI - nVidia has clearly given up the GPU race entirely...
Oh you don't have to say that. I have been with ATI for a while but both companies have their time. It's good that ATI has come out ahead because NVIDIA is going to have to get off their asses and come up with something better.
I am sure that the positions will reverse again and someone will say the exact same thing but about ATI.
As for the 28nm portion, what's going to happen when we reach the limit on how small we can get with cilicon? Were are our dylithium crystals?!
Looks like it will be good. If TSMC goes for something along those lines in the near future then I can see Fermi getting a 28/20nm revision soon which may make it actually a usable card and not just a monster. As for ATI, it will be good to get more performance above what we already get from the 5870 and if the guess about it being released in 2011 is accurate then I can see the 6870 (or whatever it will be called) pwning. Lets just hope ATI doesn't do anything silly to the chips to make them not as awesome as Cypress.
i think semiconductor era is coming to end soon;in 5-10 years they'll reach the smallest fab. nod and what after??;already we have the quantum-optical designs from a few years in research ,time will tell
I've been thinking that for a while. Lets hope they do have something clever saved up. Heres to hoping quantum computing will be around the corner...
It will eventually go something like this...
Skynet will eventually start running the show and people of the future will have neurokinetic processors embedded in their brains a la The Terminator
Or you could go the route of Deus Ex, but thats more conspiracy-ish
Good news, moving over quicker than expected.
I caught an article a few months back, I think, that they had already found a material better than silicon to use for computer boards. Theoretically with peak speeds in the 100Ghz range I believe. Man I wish I could remember what it was called. They were just starting dev on it and was showing promising results. Didn't expect it to make it to market for years tho.
Well IBMs building another super computer based on POWER7 so I think we may be on our way to building Skynet already
I can see though that if they manage to build a chip with this magical stuff then the rest of the computer won't be able to handle it, such as the motherboard. If the chip is at something like 100GHz (or even 10GHz for that matter), the copper in the motherboard won't be able to handle those sorts of speeds and the QPI/HT/FSB/whatever your chip uses will bottleneck it (or catch fire). Anyone else reckon Gigabyte will start making 20oz copper core for this?
GPU's are strained silicon, CPU's are SOI, if a GPU made the transition it could clock much higher but cost about the same as a CPU for just the die, so a board with memory could cost much more.
But there are more items to taint silicon with to get the characteristics they want out of it. But the process of refining them to the useable point is what takes time.
If im not mistaken that material is Grafine, a derivate from Grafite
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