IBM To Replace System Bus w/ TSV

"IBM will link chips together in a relatively new way that the company says will improve performance and cut power consumption."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 12/04/07
Author: PV5150
Source: VR-Zone

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'Big Blue' has set its sights on improving bus speeds:

IBM will link chips together in a relatively new way that the company says will improve performance and cut power consumption. The technology, called through-silicon vias, or TSV, involves connecting different components or different cores inside of two respective chips through thousands of tiny wires that will carry data back and forth. Now, chips mostly transfer data over channels called buses, which can get overwhelmed, embodied in wires. With TSV, far more data can be transferred per second in a less energy-intensive manner. IBM will deliver samples of communication chips with TSV to customers later this year and begin commercial production in 2008. TSV will reduce power consumption in silicon germanium chips, a favorite of IBM's, by around 40 percent. In these chips, microscopic holes will be drilled into the chip and filled with tungsten to create the TSVs.

Let's hope it filters down and we see some improvement on current speeds.

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11-04-2007, 08:20:43

PV5150
Well according to our source it appears that AMD are extremely busy readying R600's replacement - the R650

Link

11-04-2007, 08:30:23

Ham
For the love of god, they havn't even released R600 yet!

11-04-2007, 08:37:36

Kempez
To me it sounds like they had a lot of problems with r600

11-04-2007, 08:41:03

Ham

To me it sounds like they had a lot of problems with r600



Like needing a mini reactor in your house to power it?:p

11-04-2007, 08:55:58

Jim
Hmm so basically they've got fed up of trying to get the R600 to work, and are instead rushing another version of it out of the door? Doesn't sound very good for business.

11-04-2007, 09:37:50

Mr. Smith
Why did it take AMD this long to realise that 230+w is too much in terms of power consumption let alone too much to dissipate?

It feels like AMD won't have this ready until the end of the year...

Patience is a virtue. Repeat and beleive.

11-04-2007, 09:51:05

llwyd
Surely this will slam R600 sales into the ground? I'm certainly going to wait for things to slow up before i blow £200+ on a gpu

11-04-2007, 13:16:40

PP Mguire
All i can say is, thats pretty sad.

12-04-2007, 02:17:10

ANP !!!
This will be my next GPU upgrade :D..

but wait, where is R600 ? :P :P

12-04-2007, 02:43:05

PP Mguire

This will be my next GPU upgrade ..

but wait, where is R600 ? :P :P

You sure thats a wise idea? Looks like G80 is a better idea.
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