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Old November 21, 2010, 10:12 PM
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I read the Barts GPU was originally designed for the 32nm process. Is it true that after AMD realized the 32nm process wasn't going to be done by TSMC they simply scaled up their designs to 40nm without any further consideration? I'm not sure why I'm pondering this, but when I think about that I get this weird feeling that the 6800's are somehow flawed in their design. I get ideas of possible radiation, dirty electricity, or a short-life for the 6800s. Are any of these worries based on real reason? This might just be superstition.

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Old November 22, 2010, 02:55 AM
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Old November 22, 2010, 06:54 AM
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I read the Barts GPU was originally designed for the 32nm process. Is it true that after AMD realized the 32nm process wasn't going to be done by TSMC they simply scaled up their designs to 40nm without any further consideration? I'm not sure why I'm pondering this, but when I think about that I get this weird feeling that the 6800's are somehow flawed in their design. I get ideas of possible radiation, dirty electricity, or a short-life for the 6800s. Are any of these worries based on real reason? This might just be superstition.

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Nothing harmful is emitted out of these. Anything that is sold in Canada has a lot of strict regulations to follow. And I didn't hear what you have read so I don't know. Regardless of the manufacturing process it will remain to be seen the longevity of the core, but in all reality it is the components built around it (power delivery , etc etc) that will fail long before the actual GPU chip.

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