I think you are a little off topic, CES.
On topic: Reduction in load power.
On Topic: Other benefits of the 22nm node and the general coolness factor of the FinFETS.
Cordis - some speculation that this process will also enable Intel to better pursue mobile applications.
1. No problem we can carry on the conversation here where anything related to 3D transistors, power or performance is fair game:viewtopic.php?f=28&t=62186
2. My apologies. My wandering off topic was not intentional. I thought I was in good faith sticking to the scope of your original post (see below).
EE Times article.
Tri-gate 3D transistors
. woo. This line was my favorite: "Alternatively, the new transistors consume less than half the Power
when at the same Performance
as 2-D planar transistors on 32-nm chips." That should bring some serious smackdown to Ivy Bridge TDP's. It should also solve a good bit of the current SNB laptop thermal/noise issues.
It is your thread... I am be pleased to conform to whatever scope you want... even if you want to change it. Could you explain what you want to be considered off topic in this thread.