Intel is the first one to introduce a 32-nanometer build process. Meanwhile, the archrival AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) is planning to carry on that legacy to the next level.
On last Monday AMD manufacturers announced bringing out laptops and desktops with 32 nm A-series chips. The products will be accessible for general buyers in the first half of 2011. For the very first time, AMD is launching systems with 32nm. It’s a milestone achievement for AMD.
AMD was all set to launch a 32nm manufacturing process back in summer of 2010. Meanwhile, those plans got delayed due to its yield programs which eventually helped their archrivals (Intel) make the most of the market situation. Intel already has included Core i3, i5 and i7 processors in the 32nm systems Westmere Family.
Experts like Dan Olds, an analyst at Gabriel Consulting Group, believe that the market is still rich of opportunities and AMD is good enough to capitalize on it. Surely, AMD joined later the group of manufacturers bringing out the 32nm build process. According to him, the company brought it out late to have an advantage. AMD is second to none in terms of performance. AMD looks in good shape while marching ahead. It is prepared for the future, says Olds. It would be definitely good news for technology lovers.
Saving on energy and incorporating multiple cores on one chip are the main intent behind moving from 45nm to 32nm processes. Moore's Law states that the number of transistors on a chip doubles roughly every 2 years. Nonetheless, the intent of AMD is to keep abreast with Intel or outpace wherever possible.
Charles King, Pund-IT analyst, says because of the AMD’s collaboration with Llano future appears better. Undoubtedly, Llano is better in terms of the features and performance of the GPU chips. It recycles its CPU Phenom II" products and target the low cost PC market. Meanwhile, in outer market AMD has no chances of attaining supremacy. Nevertheless, AMD is doing a far better job with trendy GPU trimmings. On the other hand, Intel is playing its best cards with the help of latest technologies and working on its robust graphic features.
However, AMD’s developers and manufacturers will be put to test when they’ll start supplying 32-nm chips for high-end PC.
According to the Jim McGregorw, an analyst working with In-Stat, says AMD has to be on its toes and make a faster move in order to stay in competition with Intel. It seems Intel is all set to take another leap. AMD is already a little behind Intel who is almost done with developing its 22nm process. However, they have put a hold on its release and are trying to get their basis right with Fusion processors. In terms of graphics chips and servers AMD is having a slight edge. However, it’s the PC segment that they need to work on, he continued.