Intel Has 14nm Test Circuits Ready in Its Labs

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  1. Guru3D News

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    Intel disclosed recently that the company has already finalized the very first test circuits built using the advanced 14 process technology which the chip maker plans to use for manufacturing its 2014...

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  2. Mufflore

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    They are going to get too fast :)
    Props to Intel for pushing hard without any competition.
    Lets hope the prices dont reflect it too much!
     
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    The ball was set in motion long ago, before they ruled out AMD as a viable competitor.
     
  4. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Yes but given the recession and lack of competition, they could have put it on hold.
     

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    It would be crazy to do that considering they're going to need it eventually. The investment has already been made, putting it on hold now would be like throwing money out the window.
     
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  7. Mufflore

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    Delaying it doesnt waste the investment when they can continue to sell current processors and use 14nM when projected sales drop.
    They can spend more time perfecting the tech and performance of 14nM in the background or even let it lie for a bit.

    Of course if there is a large demand it would be silly not to make them to normal timescales, but as I said, having no competition and being in a recession, there isnt as great an urgency.
     
  8. Kaleid

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    No such thing as too fast (I just wish AMD could keep up)

    Increased efficiency is wonderful.
     
  9. Mufflore

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    Sadly AMD have said they arent competing with Intel any more.
     
  10. JohnMaclane

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    one word(or three?)... ARM.

    Intel wants to take their x86 to ARM power envelopes and the major way they are planning to do this is with a superior manufacturing process.

    Being 5 years ahead of TSMC means alot for Intel's mobile plans.
     

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    Man that's tiny, like really, really ****** Just about hitting the limits of what you can do with lazer etching here I think, because beyond that wierd quantum stuff starts happening which gives me a headache just thinking about it. 10 GHz CPUs anyone though? :p

    ***EDIT*** Does anyone have any idea why the forum is putting *****s in my post for describing transistors as tiny?
     
  12. Mufflore

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    Yeeah, that is pretty major competition :)
     
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    They said it's not their main thing and it shouldn't be. The market for x86 is shrinking and will probably eventually only remain as something for power-users and workplaces, not for people surfing facebook and doing bank errands.
     
  14. Mufflore

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    Really?i think Intel have trounced AMD in every single way since the Pentium II days on 1997/98,have not bought an amd since way back then and even the the Intel was better.
     

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    You must have skipped 2004/2005 then. Athlon 64 was superior in many ways to Intel's offerings at the time. AMD gained a load of marketshare during that time too. But they used all the profit to buy ATI instead of investing it into future designs and now they are in a world of hurt.


    Tell that to false vacuums :p
     
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  17. Mufflore

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    As Denial said.
    Even so, I wasnt bigging AMD up or putting them down.
    As said earlier, I'm sad that AMD arent in the race any more.

    I was a big big fan of Athlon XPs and Athlon 64s.
    I've still got my old XP Mobile that hit 2.7GHz and my first A64 3200+ chip :)
    Now its pretty clear Intel have walked away with the crown since.
     
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    They may have gained alot of market share and in 2005 i had a p4....

    The Athlon outperformed the P4 clock for clock for the most part... but AMD didnt have anything to match a 3.06GHz P4 with HT in my opinion... Also, the P4 has higher memory speeds, which has better performance overall.


    Athlon XP vs. 2.5GHz P4 or less - AMD wins by a long shot for peformance/price.

    Athlon XP vs. 3.06GHz P4 - Intel is the speed king here, but is a bad value,Some people will choose and AMD because of the high pricing of the P4, but those who want the absolute best system - The P4 range of cpus were the fastest that money could buy......this is why i bought one,expensive but the fastest:)

    Mufflore i agree its a shame there is no competion from AMD atm as it makes things worse for us as a consumer and higher prices,however im sure they will be back,question is when......:)
     
  19. Mufflore

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    This is my feeling too.
    Some time after the recession the market will be large enough to sustain them (as a competitor) again, even if its quite a small market share.

    If Intel do another Netburst, the door is wide open.
    AMD need to be in the running first though by having a processor faster than all previous generations.
    They have to be developing CPUs now for release in say 4 or 5 years.
    I cant see them letting it lie, they need to keep their options open.
     
  20. vbetts

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    Really what I would be more excited for with this 14nm core, is how the mobile devision such as netbooks and such are going to perform and how much power they're gonna use. :D
     

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