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Intel’s CTO stresses heat issues in upcoming processors

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Intel's CTO stresses heat issues in upcoming processors

Intel CTO Pat Gelsinger used the IDF Spring to outline again heat issues the company faces in upcoming processors. In a story publsihed by Reuters, Gelsinger mentioned that by mid-decade the Pentium PC may need the power of a nuclear reactor. By the end of the decade, you might as well be feeling a rocket nozzle than touching a chip. And soon after 2010, PC chips could feel like the bubblingly hot surface of the sun itself.

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