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Hardware News   Hardware News : IBM's Power5+ to hit 3GHz
   posted by Eric_S on 11-Aug-2003 8:34:50 (1553 reads)
The Register reports that the road ahead for IBM's Power chip line is full of speed and bandwidth boosts with the Power5+ chip hitting 3.0GHz and its successor going well beyond that.
    

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herewegoagain 
Re: IBM's Power5+ to hit 3GHz
Posted on 11-Aug-2003 11:13:35
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And hopefully that technology finds it's way down the food chain into the future 970 chips and beyond for the destktop as well.

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Lets just wait and see.


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Re: IBM's Power5+ to hit 3GHz
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Does that qualify for a .. W00t ??


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Re: IBM's Power5+ to hit 3GHz
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It's kinda funny...

You can put 3 Ghz into a machine running windows OS and still have to wait for the icons to draw onscreen.

Heh!!!

Speed is not what we need.
We need an OS that can actually run at virtual realtime on 1 Ghz.

And by the way...
Linux is just as bad.

Where are all the freakin programmers from yesteryear that could amaze your mind with 1 mhz?

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Where are all the freakin programmers from yesteryear that could amaze your mind with 1 mhz?


I think they all went to Microsoft.

Problem is, with Windows, they've taken the easy way which is usually the inefficient way... Even though memory amounts and hard disk space is no longer an issue (as many will point out) it's the efficiency that is lacking in today's mainstream computing experience. All commercial os's today are bloated beyond belief, and they respond that way. As good as Windows XP can be at times, I cannot figure for the life of me why it bogs the system down when exiting a game. My hard drive grinds away for a minute and a half and the desktop and icons slowly reappear one bit at a time (and yes, it still does it after a clean install). That's nonsense on a gigahertz PIII with 256MB of ram, Geforce 3 and 40GB ATA100 hard drive. (granted, no where near top of the line anymore, but it's still nonsense)

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Virtual Ram - it fills up with a bunch of files used by the game. When you quit the game the files are dumped. If you don't use disk defragmenter regularly then your hard drive stutter becomes increasingly worse.

 
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Luckely OS4 is on it way.


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It'll be good to just break through 1GHz...


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