AMD has finally released their 65nm-based parts. This realease finally puts them on the same manufacturing level as Intel, who’ve been at 65nm for nearly an entire year now. The shrink in die-size will certainly help AMD in the TDP department, but they’re not resting on their laurels yet: both firms have plans for 45nm chips by 2008. Check out the press release here.
"Next, AMD plans to apply the 65-nm design to its single-core Athlon and Sempron chips, shrinking them by the end of 2007. And the company has already begun work on the next step, shrinking its chips to a 45-nm design, although AMD did not give a specific date for that goal."