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.13 um or 90 nm? which is better?

by tothedeath56 / November 23, 2005 6:23 AM PST

I dont know much bout processors, and i have been looking to which one to get so wats the dif between those two.

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by nerdyboy1234 / November 23, 2005 6:59 AM PST

90nm usually cheaper. different size. 110nm and 90nm. smaller so more chip on 1 wafer so cheaper price. also sometimes reduces power consumption.

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The AMD 90 nm draws about 68 watts
by Ray Harinec / November 23, 2005 8:26 AM PST

the AMD 130 nm draws about 88 watts.

The power consumption of the Intel 90 nm and 130 nm is about the same in both versions and come close to 100 watts. That's why Intel is going to come out with a new line of CPU's that consume less power. They can't get the power consumption of the P4's under control.

I believe that AMD reduced the power by going to SOI, [Silicon On Insulator] which greatly reduced the leakage current in the chip.

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