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IBM introduces new processors

IBM introduces new processors

Even today, IBM will present two new processors at the Microprocessor Forum in San Jose, California, that will be entering the mass market in the near future. First and foremost there is certainly a new generation of PowerPC processors, which will be represented at the forum with clock rates of up to one GHz.

The first version ready for the market will initially be the PowerPC 750FX clocked at 750MHz. The special thing about such CPUs will be the manufacturing technology called CMOS9S. It combines copper, silicon on insulator (SOI) as well as 0.13 micron and power saving technologies and is supposed to keep the consumption of the 750 CPU at an incredibly low 5 watts. According to initial reports, the chip will also be used in Apple's PowerMacs. As a second processor, IBM will present the PowerPC 405LP. The special thing about this chip, which will be released next year, is its ability to reduce consumption to 10% of the usual values ​​by switching off unneeded DIE sectors. In addition to this feature, its advantages should include encryption and speech recognition capabilities.