Sources: BBC News, Electronista
quote: It is. It's pushed back Moores Law. If you can't understand that, I don't know what to say.
quote: And SOI? Where are you getting this stuff from? SOI is a whole lot more expensive to produce than building a finFET based processor currently. SOI has always been more expensive thus why Intel has never used SOI in their processors. Why don't you actually read about the problems that AMD has had with SOI and compare Bulldozer to Ivy Bridge. Notice something?The two aren't even at odds anyway. SOI is a materials change while finFet is a structural improvement. In theory you could have finFET processors on SOI, which would pretty much rock.
quote: That's by design of course. Hello? This is the first Ivy Bridge chip.
quote: You people can be Tri-Gate deniers if that makes you happy, whatever. It's willful ignorance in my opinion. It's like arguing that fuel injection isn't all that great, and carburetors are almost as good lol.
quote: SOI, HKMG and tri-gate transistors are all targeted at one thing: improving transistor performance, whatever the metric you choose to measure "performance". Also, I'm simply comparing the impact of the move to these different techniques
quote: That being said, I'm judging the technology as it is currently implemented, and the results are (again) an incremental improvement.