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Nah, it's thought that 7nm is likely the ends after that, new technology will be needed, such as carbon nanotubes, or something else. The chance of getting to 5bm is very small.
Well, at the bottom of my post I mention how Apple could do it. Now, there's a rumor that the new A8 will again be two cores, though perhaps at 2GHz, or higher. This would give the ability of doing what I suggested, if they also do the rest of what I suggested.
If you really want to get technical, we should be talking about grain boundary failure
It's complicated, because we're not really talking about extreme bendability, but rather, resistance to stress induced cracking, which isn't exactly the same thing. After all, Gorilla glass has been shown to break fairly easily. Hard also means strong. Whether that also points to brittleness relies on a number of factors such as the structure of the material, and bonding strength of the atoms.For example, as used in tooling, tungsten carbide is more brittle than high speed...
At the beginning of the thread, in my response to SpamSandwich, the first sentence:"Intel is making a few smaller lower performance 14nm chips, just recently begun. But the majority of their 14nm production is well behind original estimates, by about two years!"
Not really. That's a special edition of "Windows" called RT. That's an ARM edition of Windows that doesn't run Windows software. It runs the Modern UI. It doesn't run on x86. It's Microsoft's answer to iOS, it hasn't done well.
That's why we've been reading that it will be a problem. I don't know what Apple can do other than to make minor CPU refreshes. The entire industry is dependent on this.
Well, if they are coming out with a four core A8, I don't think they can do it. If they do come out with a new two core chip with inter chip links, they may be able to. But talking about a Mac of some kind with this still presents problems, because now you're talking about emulation again, and we all know how well that worked out for them in the past. Estimates are that a chip that needs to emulate another processor family needs to be about five times as powerful to run an...
These are the ultra low power Broadwell chips. I said that the low power, low end chips will be seen by the end of the year. But the bigger, higher power chips will be delayed further. Notice that you won't find anything about them.I first forgot to include this link:http://www.macrumors.com/2014/07/09/broadwell-early-to-mid-2015/
I would rather see Apple do something else entirely. If they instead increased per core performance significantly again, as they have been doing, and added inter chip communication the way Intel has done with the Xeon, then Apple would have a lot of opportunities. The chip could still be used in the phone, where I disagree with your contention that it's powerful enough. But in an ipad, Apple Apple could use two of these two core SoC's. They could then get perhaps four...
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