Intel Breakthrough News!!

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  1. Silver Apple macrumors newbie

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    Hello Guys,

    I hope this hasn't been posted before.

    News Bit#1

    It appears that Intel has solved the infamous current “leakage” problem facing the 45nm chip process. This is really BIG news … and will probably make AMD, IBM, VIA, Transmeta etc… very nervous since they all face the same obstacle. What does this mean for us … many benefits which we will make use of in the 45nm Merom later next year! Smaller die shrink = lower power and high clock rates + more
    This is amazing considering the 65nm part (Yonah) is not even out yet!! :eek:

    Check it out: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=25512

    News Bit#2

    It also looks like Intel is headed in a NEW direction for their Processor Architecture in the not so distant future. “multi-core (4 or more), 64 bit, hyper threading” at 4x less power consumption than conventional methods … WOW! :eek: Look at the other bits of info on Intel’s upcoming info: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=25496

    These and other Intel news will be coming out soon at IDF later this month.

    It looks like S. Jobs really knew what he was doing when he announced the switch. Man the future looks really rosy for Apple!!


    Cheers! :D
     
  2. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    great news to hear. i really don't like AMD. i had an AMD k7 ahtlon and it was utter crap.

    WTG INTEL! :D :D :D
     
  3. XIII macrumors 68040

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  4. AoWolf macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder what kind of computers we will all be using in ten years. Think of the video game graphics :) I think apple picked a good time to ditch PPC.
     
  5. Chryx macrumors regular

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    Odds are you had problems with the mainboard chipset the Athlon used, as Athlons/Althon64's themselves are bloody excellent, but there are lots of dodgy mainboard chipsets for them (VIA ! Grrr)
     
  6. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    Soon enough AMD will get this too. Intel seems to always come out with new technology first.
     
  7. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    This is great!!
    Apple is E X T R E M E L Y smart with this move to Intel.

    the only thing i wish they don't do is put that stupid intel inside sticker on top of my precious future Intel PowerBook
     
  8. supergod macrumors 6502

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    Even worse: the Intel Inside sticker on a Power Mac! That would just be too much.
     
  9. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Well, none of us are really "insiders" in the industry. We're just getting these reports. At this point, all things seem to be going well, and show that Apple did, in fact, choose a good time to switch to the x86 platform.

    I'm hoping it all goes well, and I really can't wait for the new revisions of Intel-based hardware!
     
  10. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Exactly. AMD64's are awesome. But I still buy Intel-based CPUs and motherboards because Intel makes chipsets that are much more stable and often superior than the competition (yes even better than nVidia's nForce chipsets, which are very good).
     
  11. EGT macrumors 68000

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    sweet

    I can't wait to get me an Intel powerbook.
     
  12. 4God macrumors 68020

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  13. Xapplimatic macrumors 6502

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    Steve picked a winner.. it seems..

    This was supposed to be an article about Intel's breakthrough. Why the Apple-bashing? How unprofessional.
     
  14. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    They bash everyone, that's their house style. Apple issues always get extra special treatment, because of this. :D
     
  15. RandomDeadHead macrumors 6502

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    To hell with video game graphics. Think OSes. OS7<-->OS10.4.2
    Games have no goten any more "fun", better looking yes, but not more fun.

    OSes however. 10.4 is way way way more productave than what we had 10 years ago.
     
  16. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    That article is pure gold :D
     
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    Awesome find iMeowbot!
    Still laughing :D
     

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