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Intel delays Broadwell PC chip production to next year

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    Intel delays Broadwell PC chip production to next year


    Intel on Tuesday said its upcoming PC chip, dubbed Broadwell, will be delayed by a quarter. CEO Brian Krzanich, speaking during a call discussing the company's third-quarter earnings, said Intel will begin production on Broadwell in the first quarter of 2014 rather than later this year. The chip is the first manufactured at 14 nanometers, or billionths of a meter, which puts Intel at least a year ahead of rivals.
    The delay has been caused by a "defect density issue" that impacts the yields, or number of usable chips, Krzanich said. He noted that once defects are discovered, Intel inserts a set of fixes. In the case of Broadwell, the fixes didn't deliver all the improvements Intel had anticipated. However, Intel now believes it has all the required fixes in place, Krzanich said.
    Intel delays Broadwell PC chip production to early next year | Business Tech - CNET News

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    Gees, don't we have enough chips out here already? Sandy, Ivy, Haswell, now Broadwell? I know technology marches on, but...
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    14 nanometer is important. It means lower power consumption (everyone wants more battery life), lower heat dissipation (nobody wants their mobile devices heating up in their hands), and of course it becomes cheaper to produce because they can fit more dies (chips) on a wafer (wafer of silicon) due to it's smaller size. It costs the same amount of money if there is 1 die on a wafer or 1000. Thus, the more dies per wafer, the cheaper it is per die.

    This means cheaper, faster, lower power consuming phones and tablets. Desktops also benefit, but more from the new features.

    One neat new feature of Broadwell will be an integrated NIST-certified random number generator, which uses background radiation and entropy to generate truly random numbers rather than pseudo-random numbers. This means more secure cryptography.

    Intel says Broadwell will have 30% better battery life than Haswell, which already has significant battery life improvements.
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    Being an AMD kinda guy, I'm waiting on a chip that may never come...
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    Lol.. I was an AMD guy during Intel's "resting on its laurels" years.. But ever since the Core chips were released, AMD just hasn't been able to keep up. CPU wise, anyways. I'm also a NVidia guy, because I find the Radeon drivers too intrusive...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Being an AMD kinda guy, I'm waiting on a chip that may never come...
    Yeah AMD seems to be getting pushed further behind as Intel continues to blitz the market with their offerings.

    And no, I'm not bashing AMD (let's kill that notion now), I'm just pointing out appearances; though I'm sure some will disagree.
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Intel delays Broadwell PC chip production to next year
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