ATI Schedules 45nm Production At TSMC For 2008

"ATI Schedules 45nm Production At TSMC For 2008"

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Edward Chou, marketing director of ATI Technologies Asia-Pacific division, stated that yield rates on 80nm technology production at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) remain stable. ATI has been working closely with the foundry, according to Chou, adding that the company is looking to adopt the 45nm node by 2008. ATI began 80nm production at TSMC at the end of 2005 and started production of its 65nm-made chips from the middle of this year.

According to the source, ATI on October 19 held a press conference to officially announce its Radeon X1950 PRO graphics chip (codenamed RV570), manufactured using 80nm process technology. By the first half of 2007, ATI aims for its complete lineup of its graphics chips to adopt a 80nm node, whose production costs are 10-15% less than the cost for 90nm process technology, Chou said.

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18-10-2006, 08:19:21

PV5150
Looking at going quad-core next month when Intel release them? We hope you have deep pockets! Feel free to discuss the release prices below...

Link to the news article

18-10-2006, 08:27:19

FragTek
Tiz a wee bit higher than what I had expected for the initial release of quad cores, but you can bet your friggin' arse that I'll be gettin' one once the prices start to drop a bit, or they release some lower end chips. 4 x F@H = sex.

18-10-2006, 11:48:58

Gibbs
very costly indeed but ill wait untill they bring out true quad-core

18-10-2006, 11:55:28

FragTek
Wirelessly posted (LG Fusic: Opera/8.01 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/2.0.4719/1374; en; U; ssr))

very costly indeed but ill wait untill they bring out true quad-core



yeah im not a big fan of the dual die setup myself either.

18-10-2006, 14:00:21

Rastalovich
I don`t know, does software, outside of industry stuff, take full advantage of this sorta thing ?

I know something as simple as Fifa only uses one core - just as an example for a home use.

I know desktopwize u can set allegences to cores, don`t know if the average user is down with this or maybe the OS should do this itself. That`d be interesting.

Today I still feel that when PCWorld would sell an x2 or dual core, it`d be just as a basis for spinning up the price of the system.

18-10-2006, 14:17:50

Gibbs
not a lot of software for the home user will make use of dual core enver mine quad core but sooner or later it will be the norm for software to be multi-cpu hard coded.

@FragTek: the whole idea behind this dual die setup is just to beat AMD to the punch. intle know people will buy them so they will make them. But untill native quad core hits the market then i wont be spending the cash on it. :wavey:

18-10-2006, 14:38:43

nathan
you have to remember that hardware has to progress quicker and stay in front of software. More and more programs that are being coded as we speak make use of more than one core. It's just the way things are going.

18-10-2006, 15:01:32

FragTek
Wirelessly posted (LG Fusic: Opera/8.01 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/2.0.4719/1374; en; U; ssr))

[QUOTE=Gibbs]not a lot of software for the home user will make use of dual core enver mine quad core but sooner or later it will be the norm for software to be multi-cpu hard coded.

@FragTek: the whole idea behind this dual die setup is just to beat AMD to the punch. intle know people will buy them so they will make them. But untill native quad core hits the market then i wont be spending the cash on it. :wavey:[/QUOTE]

agreed, single die quad core will be where its at. more than likely will be less expensive at launch as well since the majority of the qc hype will have faded.

18-10-2006, 15:02:27

Kempez
mmmm...quad core in any form :drool:

18-10-2006, 16:22:21

nathan
it would be nice to have 8 cores in anyway shape or form :D serious folder :)
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