|AMD's 45nm CPUs have arrived and while some might claim "better late than never" seeing as Intel has been shipping its own for more than a year now, the rest of us might be pleased they have arrived at all, given the recent struggles inside the company. The company's 45nm silicon on insulator (SOI) process allows for cooler CPUs, which affords AMD more thermal overhead for larger caches and higher clock speeds.
The latter, in particular, was AMD's single biggest problem with the 65nm Phenoms - the other "issue" was the limited overclocking and that caused enthusiasts to shy away and invest in Intel instead. This time around though, AMD claims its 45nm CPUs have a much greater performance overhead. So two out of two - good going so far!
Seems AMD is making a little come back. Priced right also. I miss my good ol A64 3400+