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AMD Phenom versus Athlon X2:Something Old, Something New...
Posted by newsbot on May 31st 2008



We can safely assume that on AMD's current 65 nm process, we willnot see the Phenom go past 2.5 GHz. Going to 2.6 GHz and above would simplyresult in a product with an insanely high TDP and very stiff requirementsfor motherboard manufacturers to support in terms of power delivery. In thedesktop market, this is simply unacceptable. While AMD uses a system ofconstant improvement with their process technology, we are simply nearingthe end of what AMD can do with its 65 nm process.

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