Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Aug 2010 23:24 UTC
IBM At the Hot Chips 2010 conference, IBM announced their upcoming z196 CPU, which is really, really fast. How fast? Fastest chip in the world fast. Intended for Z-series mainframe computers, the Z196 has a clock speed of 5.2GHz. Measuring just 512 square millimeters, the Z196 is fabricated on 45nm PD SOI technology, and on its surface contains almost one and a half billion transistors. My... Processor is bigger than yours.
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Neolander
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2010-03-08

You're right, that should work for problems where several power-hungry and independent tasks occur simultaneously, like gaming (where you simultaneously handle graphics, sound, AI, physics, and others), as the Cell's success illustrates it.

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