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Old 08-17-2005, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what is nm? is it better to be low, or higher?
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nanometers, it's a maesurement of how each thing on the chip is.
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a very small distance indeed
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human hair ~ 30 microns in diameter, 1 micron =1000nm. a bacteria is a few hundred nm
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what are the newest nm?
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90nm for current CPU's. 130nm was the previous size. 65nm will be out next (Is the M2 (AMD's new CPU) going to be 65nm?)

The lower the number is better, runs cooler and you can get more onto the CPU, but there is a drawback, and that is the more voltage loss (Prescott.)
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wow really ^^^ where is that taken from/to in a CPU
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