Thinking Small: New Intel Architecture Champions Sub 1 Watt x86

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    News Source: http://www.dailytech.com/Thinking+S...ure+Champions+Sub+1+Watt+x86/article10930.htm
     
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    handheld dos gameing pc's
     
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    Nice. I want more details on the 5.5W Penryn; time to go a'googling...
     
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    Intel: Atom Processor Targets $40 Billion in New Markets

    Intel says it will target four markets worth $10 billion each

    Intel is looking to diversify into more markets in addition to its core PC chip business. To do this Intel is looking at four different markets that it feels will be worth about $40 billion.

    Intel CEO Paul Otellini said at the annual investor’s day that Intel would target low cost PCs, mobile Internet devices, consumer electronics and the embedded systems space. Otellini claims each of these markets are worth $10 billion.

    “It’s not just the 1 billion people that have access to the Internet now. It’s the next 2 billion people,” said Otellini. “It’s not just about selling more PCs, but bringing new devices and new price points to bring those people onto the Internet.”

    The common unifying factor in all four of the new target markets is the recently released Intel Atom processor, also known by the codename Silverthorne. Intel officially launched its Atom processor earlier this week. The purpose-built CPU is built on the 45nm manufacturing process and designed to be able to operate on less than one Watt.

    “We are not talking about repurposing old silicon, but designing new silicon for each of these different areas,” Otellini added.

    Silverthorne-based Atom processors fit in thermal envelopes ranging from 0.6W to 2.5W making it perfect for targeting the four markets Intel is aiming for. The Atom processor is the key to these four markets as it will allow OEMs to build hardware and software for these markets without having to make drastic changes to the platform.

    Otellini says devices using the new Atom processors will come to market by Q2 2008. Using the Atom processors should provide for what Intel calls “netbooks” in the $200 to $300 price range. The embedded market is very diverse ranging from cell phones to cameras and much more.

    News Source: http://www.dailytech.com/Intel+Atom+Processor+Targets+40+Billion+in+New+Markets/article10986.htm
     
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    I want to replace my HTC Hermes with an Atom-based x86 PDA-sized PC :D
     
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    heres a question if you made a 8086 @45nm how big would it be ?
     
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    Assuming ideal scaling and just a downscale without redesigning the transistors or optimizing, you'd be looking at a chip area that is 0.000225 times the original.
     
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    ow my head :D whats that in square mm plz
     
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    33mm^2 was the original chip size. You do the math. ;)
     
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    i get 146666.6
    33 / 0.000225

    it cant be over 146 thousand mm
     
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    It's 33 * 0.000225 = 0.007425 mm^2.

    As long as the earlier quote value is ratio of area's and not sides. And it couldn't be that small, you'd have a ton of empty space just making room for the external pads.
     
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    I don't know how much clearer I can get. :|
     
  15. Davros

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    in square mm would be clearer
     
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    And I gave you the original chip area of 33mm^2....

    0.000225 times the original ( 33mm^2 ) = answer. :|
     
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    you could of give me the formula to work it out :D

    its about 7 thousands of a mm square yes ?
     
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    Handheld-sized Diablo II, Fallout, <Old CRPG> gaming platform?

    Yes, please. I'll take two!

    With that said, these platforms might surely pack enough punch to run Half-Life, if not some Quake 3 engine games.
     
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    Quake 3 already runs quite comfortably at a resolution of 640x480 on the latest generation of PDAs.
     
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    yes but it had to be ported to them
    x86 allready has thousands of games available for it
     
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