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_Viper_X_
2002-04-01T15:43:30Z
what is a micron, and how does it affect the processor?it seems like the smaller the micron, the better the processor....for ex: PIII's came with .25, .18, and i believe one came with the .13, and p4's come with .18 or .13, why is .13 the best?
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pompoen
2002-04-01T15:48:38Z
micrometer is a distance, its 0.000001 meter. It indicates how large the ''wires'' in the processor are. How smaller these ''wires'' are, the lower electric resistent they have. The lower resistence, the lower heat and the easier higher clock speeds can be acchieved.
_Viper_X_
2002-04-01T16:51:10Z
dang, that is freakin small:eek: :eek: :eek:
pompoen
2002-04-01T16:57:54Z
the new far from being released intel prescotts are 0.09micrometer. That is still as wide a 900 atoms
_Viper_X_
2002-04-01T17:01:59Z
when is this "far from being reeleased"?? and do you know any articles about this so called prescott, i would like to read them
pompoen
2002-04-01T17:13:07Z
when depends for the most part on intels marketing strategy, if i run into a good article i will post it.
_Viper_X_
2002-04-01T17:14:01Z
aiight, thanx, what micron are the Athlon xp's at?
pompoen
2002-04-01T17:16:29Z
now 0.18 but the thorougbred are gonna be 0.13, northwoods are 0.13 as well
_Viper_X_
2002-04-01T17:19:52Z
isn't there another AMD that is supposed to be coming out? i can't remember what it is called
pompoen
2002-04-01T17:22:21Z
hammer, clawhammer, sledgehammer?

thats only for the end of this year, but punisher knows more about them
_Viper_X_
2002-04-01T17:32:21Z
yea, that was them( i knew it had something to do with hammer)

so the next AMD's are going to be the hammer ones, and the next Intel's, the northwood B's

but the best that are coming are the AMD thorougbred and Intel Prescott

correct?
pompoen
2002-04-01T17:42:56Z
the next move

Intel: Nortwood B
AMD: thorougbred

on AMD side ther could be a Barton between the hammer and thoroughbred but that isnt for sure.

the prescott is hard to judge since its really far from releasing
_Viper_X_
2002-04-01T17:49:41Z
i think i've asked this somewhere before, but i've forgoten

what's the difference in the northwood A, and northwood B???

i hope the B's come out soon, so i can get an A cheaper! lol