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Article: Coverage of IEDM 2003: AMD and Intel on Day 2
By: Dean Kent (dkent.delete@this.realworldtech.com), December 13, 2003 12:36 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
David Wang (dwang@realworldtech.com) on 12/13/03 wrote:
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Are we (as consumers) willing
>to continue to pay more money to get more performance? The server people will always
>pay whatever is needed to get the performance, but I think the trend is suggesting
>that more consumers are choosing lower performance and lower power draw mobile solutions.
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I remember back in 1991 (?) when I bought my 486DX-50 system from a company called Comtrade. The first problem was that the VLB video card got whacked out, because the VESA bus wouldn't operate properly at 50MHz. So, they 'upgraded' me to a 486DX-66 system, which crapped out about 3 months later. When I took it back, they said that the CPU fan had stopped working...

Fan? FAN? Why do I need a stinking CPU fan? Back then, most only needed a small heatsink. I still have one of those old heatsinks, and today's heatsinks look obscenely huge compared to that one. Now we get people claiming that Prescott (or whatever) must have a problem because it needs an even *bigger* heatsink. Obviously, there comes a time when the heatsink/fan is insufficient, and something has to be done. Whoever has to do it first will be the goat, even though everyone has the same problem to deal with...

Regards,
Dean



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IEDM Coverage - Day 2, OnlineDean Kent2003/12/13 01:39 AM
  IEDM Coverage - Day 2, OnlineG Webb2003/12/13 10:38 AM
    IEDM Coverage - Day 2, OnlineDavid Wang2003/12/13 11:15 AM
      Cooling solutionsDean Kent2003/12/13 12:36 PM
        Cooling solutionsG Webb2003/12/13 12:51 PM
      IEDM Coverage - Day 2, OnlineG Webb2003/12/13 12:39 PM
        InterestingDavid Kanter2003/12/13 12:51 PM
        IEDM Coverage - Day 2, OnlineDavid Wang2003/12/13 12:53 PM
      IEDM Coverage - Day 2, OnlineJosé Javier Zarate2003/12/14 04:41 PM
  Good stuff (NT)Singh, S.R.2003/12/13 01:06 PM
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