Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 365 from 2003/3/28
except that it has more than one core and is manufactured in a rather conservative build process.
Only high performance high end stuff tends gets built on the latest nodes. The high volume and especially low cost stuff is usually a generation behind. Everyone does this, even Intel.
It's also easier to build something new on an existing proved process than build it on a newer ramping process. You'll probably find it'll move to 32 or (more likely) 28 nm once they've ramped properly.Quote:
Or do you refer to the debunked hoax spec sheet here?
Some of it is clearly wrong, but some (e.g. eDRAM) is clearly correct.
It's not that adventurous anyway, the important number - single precision floating point - is lower than the PS3's Cell.