A Quick Look at a 22nm Ivy Bridge Waferby Anand Lal Shimpi on May 31, 2011 10:42 AM EST
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Just before a couple of key Ivy Bridge disclosures, Mooly Eden held up a wafer of 22nm Ivy Bridge CPUs. Presumably these are quad-core versions with 16 EUs, the largest version Intel will make at least at launch. Mooly mentioned that Ivy Bridge will have more than a billion transistors (obviously, SNB was 995M), but he wouldn't reveal the actual count.
Knowing that these wafers are 300mm in diameter, you should be able to get a decent idea of Ivy Bridge die size based on the photo below.
I seem to count approximately 37 die up and 15 die across, which would put a single Ivy Bridge die at 8.1mm x 20mm or around 162mm^2. A 32nm quad-core Sandy Bridge die is 216mm^2 by comparison.
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A5 - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - linkLooks dumb as hell.
VivekGowri - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - linkDude led development of Pentium M and Centrino, and is now a VP at Intel. Dude can do whatever the hell he wants.
For my part, I actually like Mooly's beret...
DigitalFreak - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - linkThe only people who should be allowed to wear berets are the French, special forces, and Jamie Hyneman.
akse - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - linkThats a backwards beret.. used to see these around in the 90's :)
Deepcover96 - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - linkIt's a Kangol, Like Doug E Fresh wears.
rodrigu3 - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - linkSamuel L Jackson wears it, which makes Mooly Eden cool by association.
R117 - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - linkTomoe Mami is also allowed to wear a beret!
But seriously though, it still always amazes me how we have to lose so many chips around the edges of these circular wafers thanks to the single crystal boule manufacturing process. Then again, I was told that the chips near the centre of the wafer are typically the best, with the ones near the edges being worse (in terms of quality as it relates to OC'ing capability, power etc).
hyvonen - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - linkMaybe he used to be in Mossad..?
mars2k - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - linkIs that pronounced doo-dy?. Yeah hat's out of style , Mooly is to old for a hat and Moolyneeds to get over it..there is nothing wrong with bald. Besides if you hate your hailiner that much get a transplant you can afford it. A wig perhaps? Anything other than that hat
daidaloss - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - linkI don't think so. He looks like a geek. Like an engineer.
He's not your typical "white-sparkling-teeth-all-smiles" HR/PR guy.
I actually like his beret. Kangool. Loved them back in the 90'