Intel shows off 1000nm Core i7 and Atom CPUs

Posted on Wednesday, September 23 2009 @ 19:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AnandTech has some coverage of the Intel Developer Forum, one of the things that caught my eye were the following photos of the Core i7 and Atom processors. Just for the fun of it, Intel demonstrated what the Core i7 and Atom would look like if they were made with 1┬Ám process technology like in the 386 days. If you could build such a Core i7 it would be about the size of a mATX motherboard, with clockspeeds estimated to be under 100MHz and a massive power consumption of over 1000W. The 1000nm Atom on the other hand is about the size of a memory module, and would consume a hefty 65W.

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