Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Dec 2006 21:35 UTC
IBM Judging by details revealed in a chip conference agenda, the clock frequency race isn't over yet. IBM's Power6 processor will be able to exceed 5 gigahertz in a high-performance mode, and the second-generation Cell Broadband Engine processor from IBM, Sony and Toshiba will run at 6GHz, according to the program for the International Solid State Circuits Conference that begins February 11 in San Francisco.
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RE[2]: @ mattv427
by nathanw on Sat 30th Dec 2006 04:46 UTC in reply to "RE: @ mattv427"
nathanw
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2006-11-05

They are already mostly merged. I think the last time POWER and PowerPC had different instruction sets was with the POWER2 back in 1996 or so (I think it was a hardware sqrt instruction).

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