- Apr 27, 2000
Updated Stoney wouldn't be that much cheaper than 2018's phone SoCs or a cut-down Picasso, though. Part of why Stoney was so cheap was the small size and the aging node, but the other part was from all the prior development costs being sunk into XV. Once the baseline work on XV/Carrizo was done, it was easy/cheap enough for AMD to carry on with another XV design (Stoney Ridge). Updated Stoney would be a "leading edge" CON core project that would require them to spend precious engineering resources and cash on every aspect of the design. Unless they just did an optical shrink, which would ensure crushing mediocrity (at best) and still entail significant costs depending on the target node. Porting to GF 12nm would be cheaper.All in ones have buckets of cooling capacity. They can handle a 17W CPU without even blinking. They used Stoney Ridge because it was dirt cheap, not because it was <10W.