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Old 05-22-2007, 05:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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TG Daily - IBM releases 4.7 GHz Power6 processor

Built in a 65 nm process, the new processor houses 790 million transistors and runs at a clock speed of 4.7 GHz. Compared to the Power5 chip, the new version offers more than double the clock speed, but also four times the cache (8 MB). The performance characteristics were enough to launch a new System p570 19” rack server to 25 performance benchmark records “across a broad range of business and technical applications,” IBM said. In terms of bandwidth, the Power6 offers users an aggregate bandwidth of 300 GB/s – which in theory is enough to download Apple’s entire iTunes catalog in about 60 seconds.
How does this processor, stack up against the Conroes in regular computer tasks, since they are used differently, if I'm not mistaken.



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thats a supercomputer processor there is no comparison but bear in mind that supercomputers have about 100 of those chips working in unison......

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Like saltynay said....we wont be seeing them for commercial use. Dang....
Because i wish i could download the Itunes catalog in 1 minute. \

And im sure this processor would beat any conroe...hands down....regardless of what the chip is used for, since it is a super chip....

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Enter Apokolipse >

"This is nothing new and nothing revolutionary, I'm not impressed".
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