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ISSCC: Intel has edge over AMD, for now

2/8/2010 08:00 PM EST
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rick merritt
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re: ISSCC: Intel has edge over AMD, for now
rick merritt   2/10/2010 9:54:36 PM
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I'm hearing the sound of several commenters straining to defiend AMD. Face it guys, they are a year behind Intel fielding 32nm and more than a year fielding a combo x86/grpahics chip of ANY kind. It's a great company, but they are behind.

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re: ISSCC: Intel has edge over AMD, for now
resistion   2/10/2010 3:54:16 PM
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Sunny, Westmere currently has the graphics on separate 45 nm die but same package. Sandy Bridge is fully integrated 32 nm. But you make a good point about how to really do graphics processing.

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re: ISSCC: Intel has edge over AMD, for now
Sundar Srinivasan   2/10/2010 3:21:56 PM
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Both Westmere and Llano have an x86 core and a graphics core in a single chip. But when I want graphics processing, I would prefer a bank of floating point SIMD/SPMD processors like what NVIDIA provides or IBM provides, not a single core within my CPU! http://sunnyeves.blogspot.com/

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re: ISSCC: Intel has edge over AMD, for now
resistion   2/9/2010 4:06:03 PM
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Before SandyBridge, Intel's Westmere is still half 32 nm half 45 nm. That counts as behind fully 32 nm Llano.

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markhahn0   2/9/2010 6:23:44 AM
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hmm. first of all, AMD's been doing glueless 8s machines for a good long while now. with istanbul's improved cache coherency, their performance is quite reasonable. and AMD has been talking about imminent volume for magny-cours (sooner than +3 months afaikt.)

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