Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jul 2005 19:16 UTC
IBM IBM has today presented various new versions of their G5 processor at the Power Everywhere Forum in Japan. Firstly, it introduced the much-anticipated PowerPC 970MP, the dual-core version of the G5. In addition, they also announced 3 low-power G5s, ranging from 1.2Ghz at 13W to 1.6Ghz at 16W. These processors will most likely find their way into Apple's Macs.
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RE: RE[3]: Too little, too late
by rayiner on Fri 8th Jul 2005 03:28 UTC in reply to " RE[2]: Too little, too late"
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The Pentium Pro is not a Pentium derivative. The two are internally completely different chips, as much as an PowerPC 601 and a PowerPC 970 are completely different chips. The Pentium is a 2-way in-order chip with a non-pipelined FPU and direct execution of x86 instructions. The Pentium Pro is a 5-way out-of-order chip with a fully-pipelined FPU and conversion of x86 instructions into internal RISC operations.

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