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Old 09-12-2006, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Whats an "nm"?

I've been looking into new processors and was just wondering what an "nm" stood for and what it was referring to when it said like 90nm or 65nm, and from what I understand it the lower the number the better?
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nanometers i think. not sure. can someone explain it?
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A nanometer is a form of measurement for length

The smaller the "nm" on a cpu is, the smaller the parts are. The smaller the parts, the less heat (usually)
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ahhh i see thanks
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:42 PM   #5
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and less power. Meaning, the nanometer in a waffle is 65. Small stuff, but more performent and also produces less power.
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and NM= 5 atoms
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A nanometer is a unit of measurement that is 10^-9 meter (10 to the power of -9), or one billionth of a meter (pretty damn small)
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