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Windows 7: Intel's 3D Transistor

04 May 2011   #1
Everlong

 
Intel's 3D Transistor

Quote:
  • Intel announces a major breakthrough and historic innovation in microchips: the world's first 3-D transistors in mass production
  • The transition to 3-D continues the pace of technology advancement, fueling Moore's Law for years to come.
  • An unprecedented combination of performance improvement and power reduction to enable new innovations across a range of future 22nm-based devices from the smallest handhelds to powerful cloud-based servers.
  • Intel demonstrates a 22nm microprocessor -- code-named Ivy Bridge -- that will be the first high-volume chip to use 3-D transistors


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The video really puts in to perspective the size of what 22nm really is.


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04 May 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

absolutely mindboggling stuff - thanks for the vid, Everlong!

skynet, here we come!
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04 May 2011   #3
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Glad I'm good until Ivy Bridge or later arrives.

Side note: I wonder if that guy in the video is related to Niels Bohr.
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04 May 2011   #4
johnwillyums

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Good article on ZDNet about this development:

Intel: Moore's Law has been cubed; Welcome to 3-D transistors | ZDNet
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04 May 2011   #5
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Sounds amazing. Is this gonna mean another socket as well?

Among the key points:
  • 3-D Tri-Gate transistors will operate at lower voltage with less leakage. The upshot is that performance will improve.
  • Chip designers will be able to pick fins and choose transistors for low power or performance.
  • 22nm Tri-Gate transistors will use less than half the power at the same performance as 2-D 32nm chips.
  • These 3-D transistors have a 10x lower depletion rate.
  • Applied to a CPU, you can have a lower clock rate with the same performance as higher speeds.


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04 May 2011   #6
jfar

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Thank you for that, amazing.
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04 May 2011   #7
mickey megabyte

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now i see why they're called chips...

...and waffles


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04 May 2011   #8
johnwillyums

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Hmmn. I just tried to answer my own question. Word was in February that Ivy Bridge would be backwards compatible with 1155 boards, although there is some doubt as to whether the current 1155 boards will work well with this chip. Still leaves me with a 1366 whatever. Anybody got more up to date info?
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04 May 2011   #9
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Hmmn. I just tried to answer my own question. Word was in February that Ivy Bridge would be backwards compatible with 1155 boards, although there is some doubt as to whether the current 1155 boards will work well with this chip. Still leaves me with a 1366 whatever. Anybody got more up to date info?
Not really looked in to it, but there's x68 with the LGA2011 socket that has quad-channel memory etc. Possibly Ivy Bridge will be set to run on that.
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04 May 2011   #10
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

I query the accuracy of the first statement, viz
"the world's first 3-D transistors in mass production".

Silicon Planar transistors have a name that implies 2-D,
but the variations of doping with depth makes it 3-D

Previous Silicon Junction transistors are more obviously 3-D

Germanium Alloy Diffused Transistors

How about Cat Whisker Transistors ?

transistor
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