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Old 08-17-11, 12:00 AM   #18
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Default Re: snb-e pushed back to January 2012

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Originally Posted by Bman212121 View Post
I really don't believe that at all... Intel already has working I7 980x cpus on 32nm... A die shrink isn't going to make it draw more power than the previous generation. It would be more likely that Intel can either bump up the clock speeds can keep the same TDP or use similar clock speeds with a lower TDP rating.
Not disagreeing, but SB-E is still 32nm, there is no die shrink.

For the record though, a die shrink can certainly make a chip draw more power than a previous generation if leakage is excessive. This is pretty much almost always a given for the first few steppings on a new node... usually they will continue with revisions until they get the leakage and other problems under control before releasing retail chips. All of that is irrelevant to this thread though
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