mainframes and other stuff

William Donzelli wdonzelli at
Wed Nov 26 08:39:04 CST 2014

> You got it right at the first time, the myth of 1+ g gold per ppro is kept
> alive by eBay sellers that sells to less informed buyers.
> PPros is closer to 1/3 of a gram Au per CPU (might vary up and down a bit
> depending on which CPU / cache combo. Most of the gold is in the bond wires
> and the solder holding the chips on place (a silicon-gold braze ).

Well, that is very interesting. Based on other sources, the numbers
are all over the place, however. I will ask some people directly what
they know.


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