Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
rick merritt
User Rank
Blogger
re: ISSCC: Intel has edge over AMD, for now
rick merritt   2/10/2010 9:54:36 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

resistion
User Rank
CEO
re: ISSCC: Intel has edge over AMD, for now
resistion   2/10/2010 3:54:16 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Sundar Srinivasan
User Rank
Rookie
re: ISSCC: Intel has edge over AMD, for now
Sundar Srinivasan   2/10/2010 3:21:56 PM
NO RATINGS
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/

resistion
User Rank
CEO
re: ISSCC: Intel has edge over AMD, for now
resistion   2/9/2010 4:06:03 PM
NO RATINGS
Before SandyBridge, Intel's Westmere is still half 32 nm half 45 nm. That counts as behind fully 32 nm Llano.

markhahn0
User Rank
Rookie
re: ISSCC: Intel has edge over AMD, for now
markhahn0   2/9/2010 6:23:44 AM
NO RATINGS
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.)



Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Engineer's Bookshelf
Caleb Kraft

The Martian: A Delightful Exploration of Math, Mars & Feces
Caleb Kraft
6 comments
To say that Andy Weir's The Martian is an exploration of math, Mars, and feces is a slight simplification. I doubt that the author would have any complaints, though.

The Engineering Life - Around the Web
Caleb Kraft

Surprise TOQ Teardown at EELive!
Caleb Kraft
Post a comment
This year, for EELive! I had a little surprise that I was quite eager to share. Qualcomm had given us a TOQ smart watch in order to award someone a prize. We were given complete freedom to ...

Design Contests & Competitions
Caleb Kraft

Join The Balancing Act With April's Caption Contest
Caleb Kraft
57 comments
Sometimes it can feel like you're really performing in the big tent when presenting your hardware. This month's caption contest exemplifies this wonderfully.

Engineering Investigations
Caleb Kraft

Frankenstein's Fix: The Winners Announced!
Caleb Kraft
8 comments
The Frankenstein's Fix contest for the Tektronix Scope has finally officially come to an end. We had an incredibly amusing live chat earlier today to announce the winners. However, we ...

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)