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Old 23rd March 2007, 02:26 AM   #1
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Default Inside an LM3886

Unfortunately, I literally burned 2 ICs, so I took a sandpaper to see how it is inside, and took some pics in the digital microscope:


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The upper part is under the silicon, I sandpapered it too much.
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The National N

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This is another IC. The black part in the V+ bus is where the S$hit happened.

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cool pics!
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Very neat. At least you know it was an authentic part.
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Old 23rd March 2007, 02:54 PM   #4
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holy fu#@!%g sh!*!!! i had seen one that i blew up and then opened but didnt see that. i guess i didnt investigate enough. amazing technology these days man, amazing.
nice shots thanks.
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oh my god now that i read your post im even more amazed. no wonder i didnt see that, you need a microscope.
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yep, no microscope, no sight. At naked eyes you an only see a tiny silver square with no details.

Maybe a good magnifying glass can help.

if this IC, that can be a mid end IC, is this complex, I was wondering how a Intel Dual Core can look like
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pretty damn complex, just think how long it would take to find the bit that say 'Bill gates sucks'
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BILL GATES IS CHILL, YOU MUST BE AN APPLE GUY HUH, APPLE GUYS ALWAYS HATE ON US PC'ERS.

BUT YEAH AN INTEL PROCESSOR ONLY HAS SOME 2-3 "MILLION" TRANSISTORS.
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BUT YEAH AN INTEL PROCESSOR ONLY HAS SOME 2-3 "MILLION" TRANSISTORS.
Is that all? how about a modern graphics card like the nvidia 8800 gtx? Have a guess how many transistors are just in the core...


It is more than 3 million..


But more than 10 million?...







681 million
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i correct myself. i just read that as of 2006 a microprocesser can have as much as "1.7 BILLION" transistors. (MOSFETS!)
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