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Technology Stocks : Apple Inc.
AAPL 224.21-2.0%Jul 18 3:59 PM EDT

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To: Stock Puppy who wrote (209214)7/24/2020 7:00:56 PM
From: Doren  Read Replies (2) of 212936
 
It was my impression that PPC/RISC chips Apple just ran too damn hot. I melted one in my dual gig, part of that was apple's stone stupid cooling design (exhaust on the bottom, chip on the top, video card blocking any cool air from getting to the daughter card) but they were hot enough to cook eggs. I'd avoid using it on very hot days. Speeds had gotten high enough Apple traded performance for cooler chips, particularly in notebooks which were replacing desktops in large numbers.

But my 2.8 i7 runs damn hot too, I worry about that a lot, and Apple under Ive seemed to be too obsessed with thinness to address the heat issue. I worry that dust bunnies inside my iMac block air flow.

It seems to me heat is still an issue, and I believe its a function of the size of the etchings so less nm means cooler. Plus its obviously going to be better for Apple to write code for one chip than two.

I would think that it had to be Intel's architecture that is holding them back. The chip foundries buy their machines from 3rd parties don't they? If so one foundry should be able to make the same sized channels as another unless there are just too many channels, zig zags and what ever lives at the nanometer level.
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