3D Processors?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by guzhogi, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. guzhogi macrumors 68030

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    I've been hearing lately news about manufacturers making 3D flash chips. Does this translate well to CPUs/GPUs? I don't much about chip design, so just curious. Just one of those daydreaming thoughts, you know?
     
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Intel already ships its tri-gate technology in CPUs. See a tri-gate description here, with diagrams (and note year of article):
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4313/...nm-3d-trigate-transistors-shipping-in-2h-2011

    They're not the only one. FinFET is the broader term for the technology.
     

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