‘With this transition, cost is a major factor, of course, but not just from a manufacturing perspective. With the change over to 65nm, AMD has also sharpened their focus on power consumption and energy efficiency, which translates to lower operating costs as well.’
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 overclocking @ NordicHardware
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 – Quad Core goes ‘Mainstream’ @ Hardware Zone
- Intel Takes Wraps Off 45 nm Penryn @ ExtremeTech
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Overclocking Overview @ PenStar Systems
HotHardware reviews AMD’s A64 X2 series based on the 65nm Brisbane core. With 4 different socket AM2 processors, running from 2.1 to 2.6GHz and sporting 153.8 million transistors it sounds like a great replacement for the Windsor core. Although the Brisbane does run a little slower than a Windsor at the same speed, it also uses less power which reinforces AMD’s desire for efficiency and getting more work per watt.