Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30
That has some good info John, but it is 5 year old info, before Sandy Bridge. Their specs have changed now. the article only mentions 65nm and 45nm CPUs, Sandy and Ivy are 32nm and 22nm, respectively.
Yes mate I am still searching for the up to date stuff.
I am as you know not overly blessed with understanding a lot of computer issues but I think that some understanding of how transistors and there just so many different types - work and for example react or function given certain parameters - in particular situations involving heat. That also follows for other electronic components not just transistors.
We all take it for granted that running the CPU (or anything that utilises energy) creates heat and I think myself as I do in my professional life consider it necessary to know what is normal at the very basic levels before one can go diagnosing what is abnormal at those very basic levels and then the structure as a whole, and not just taking on board the readings we are routinely given via sensors. For me that means knowing what is going on within those very small structures as in the case of how a transistor for example functions at different temperatures.