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INTERESTING sleuthing over at news.com where Stephen Shankland has been peering at plans for the International Solid State Circuits Conference in February. The scoop: IBM’s Power6 is now expected to ship with over 5GHz clock speeds.
Rest here :http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36630
post #2 of 41
Meh...
i say nothing till I see some numbers
    
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always liked the power cpus be cool if asus made mobos for them or some other good overclocker company
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Power isnt everything as stated however combined with a nice architecture like C2D perhaps then it would rock.
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POWER6 will be a FPU monster. A 5GHz Altivec unit? Damn...
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mmm 5Ghz goodness
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post #7 of 41
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701 View Post
Power isnt everything as stated however combined with a nice architecture like C2D perhaps then it would rock.
Agreed, it might perform like a 5 ghz Pentium III for all we know.
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IBMs power series is quite fast its not going to be like a PIII 5ghz
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Agreed, it might perform like a 5 ghz Pentium III for all we know.
Lets hope not.
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I was about to say, this reminds me of Pentium D's and what not, higher clock speed doesnt not always equate to instant zOMG THIS IS FAST.

But we shall see, eh?
    
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