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AMD Shows How CPUs Are Made Too (Video)

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If you're reading this right now, you have a CPU. Regardless of make, the basics behind semiconductor production are the same – and have you ever wondered how companies such as AMD and Intel produce such wonderful silicon toys? Then check out this informative video to learn in 10 minutes how CPUs are made.

The video is made by AMD and goes through the same steps as the Intel picture story we published earlier in the week.

AMD Shows How a CPU is Made

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    Honis , July 21, 2009 6:38 PM
    The slideshow is the best the Intel boys could do with there integrated graphics!
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    deuce271 , July 21, 2009 6:21 PM
    This video was better than the Intel slideshow. Good find.
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    Greg_77 , July 21, 2009 6:08 PM
    How do you know I have a CPU? Someone could have printed out this article and handed it to me to read. But since I wrote this comment, I guess it does mean I have a CPU ;) 
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    deuce271 , July 21, 2009 6:21 PM
    This video was better than the Intel slideshow. Good find.
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    Honis , July 21, 2009 6:38 PM
    The slideshow is the best the Intel boys could do with there integrated graphics!
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    ahslan , July 21, 2009 6:53 PM
    ^LOL
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    roofus , July 21, 2009 6:56 PM
    They had more time on their hands.
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    WheelsOfConfusion , July 21, 2009 7:01 PM
    I'd like to watch this video, but all I see are huge pixels and artefacts.
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    Hanin33 , July 21, 2009 7:18 PM
    didn't know they were bonding the cores to the package with BGA... assumed they were still using gold wire... nice...
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    anamaniac , July 21, 2009 7:19 PM
    Wow toms... kinda late?
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    Aoster87 , July 21, 2009 7:19 PM
    Shouldn't AMD be working on catching up to the Core i7?
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    ben850 , July 21, 2009 7:43 PM
    takes 2 months to create these CPU's? and we still bitch about paying under 300$ for them? :) 
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    megamanx00 , July 21, 2009 8:02 PM
    Well, AMD (or rather Global Foundries) is still behind Intel on the state of 32nm production. Considering the low yeilds from TSMC I think the graphics division should consider using Global Froundries 45nm production to make the lower end chips as I'm sure trying to switch the RV870 to 45nm would require extra work and probably result in lower speeds.
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    B-Unit , July 21, 2009 8:03 PM
    Aoster87Shouldn't AMD be working on catching up to the Core i7?

    Yes, because we all know marketing monkeys design the BEST CPUs...
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    xaira , July 21, 2009 9:00 PM
    i like the coment about intels integrated graphics

    anyone no where i can get a higher quality version, maybe 720p
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    Anonymous , July 22, 2009 12:14 AM
    LOL Wafer silicon doesn't come from "sand". There's only a few places around the world that have the raw material for which silicon wafers are made. You can't just go down to the ocean and scoop up a bunch of sand; way too many impurities in it to be useful.
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    tipmen , July 22, 2009 12:53 AM
    Is it me or did this video somewhat resemble the Micle of life?
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    Verdauga , July 22, 2009 5:28 AM
    While a nice video, it was a bit too much drama style, especially the intro. Stop spinning the camera around and around!
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    zodiacfml , July 22, 2009 6:05 AM
    could have been better with a higher quality vid.
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    grandshadow3581 , July 22, 2009 1:26 PM
    Fascinating
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    Pei-chen , July 22, 2009 2:57 PM
    Well, I believed AMD's marketing team back in early 2008. Not again until AMD actually have something to show.
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    WheelsOfConfusion , July 23, 2009 3:47 PM
    zodiacfmlcould have been better with a higher quality vid.

    That's what I'm sayin'
    I even went to their own website, thinking the version Youtube was just badly compressed by some kid who didn't know better.
    But their own hosted version is fugly!