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News IBM releases "world's most powerful" 5.5GHz processor

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 29 Aug 2012.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    But will it play cr...

    Sorry, I completely forgot it's 2012 and we've all moved on.
     
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    r3loaded Well-Known Member

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    ^^ Good. I was just about to start lecturing you on systems architecture :D
     
  4. towelie

    towelie How do I Internet!!

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    How are these board of chips cooled anyone?
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Watercooling, same as most mainframes.
     
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    But will it play Crysis 3?
     
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    ^^ It can play Pong, problem is only Chuck Norris can play pong that fast!
     
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    Transactional memory gives me the warm and fuzzies.
     
  9. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

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    I know some of those words.
     
  10. Tibby

    Tibby Technologic

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    Yet I still have a Thinkpad with an Intel Centrino, and have to wait 2 more years till a tech re-fresh. Eugh.
     
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    *Meanwhile truegamer pulls out his wallet* :D
     
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    Santa-san A friendly person

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    Lol.
    It's always fun to read this kind of news, where development is at. Something people might have at home one day. Who knows? :)
     
  13. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    Will it play 'world of tanks' and facebook at the same time? Or will have to be overclocked?
     
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    yougotkicked A.K.A. YGKtech

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    I would be interested in some figures to support their claim. sure 5.5 ghz is unmatched by any competitors, but it's 'only' a 6 core chip, while intel has 8 core xenons with hyperthreading, so for these chips to be the most powerful the transactional execution must bring something really substantial to the table.
     
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    Eh, it was better originally, when it was Vin Diesel. Chuck Norris may very well be the world's biggest douchebag (and a sellout - I bet he's getting a cut of the box office and wanted to ensure he'd make as much money as possible - he make more with PG-13 than R.) Vin Diesel, on the other hand, is a pretty cool guy. Eh plays D&D and doesn't afraid of anything.

    On topic, though, I think it's funny that one of the advances is overhead cabling - 50-ish years and you're just now getting around to not requiring raised flooring?

    I dig these articles - it's unlikely I'll ever work around machines like this, but I like to know what' going on on the other side of the computing world. Plus it explained TSX - I'd seen the initials, but had no idea what it was about.

    And yougotkicked - pay them no mind. It's PR hyperbole either way. It isn't as if these run the x86 instruction set, so there's no apples-to-apples comparison to be made.
     
  16. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    We want a 10 Ghz X86 proc that we can overclock to 15Ghz.
     
  18. Gradius

    Gradius IT Consultant

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    Give me a 1THz processor already!
     
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    I'm watching Pitch Black right now :D
     
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