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IBM thumbs nose at heat concerns, kicks Power6 to 6GHz
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 07, 2006 10:59PM
No need to buy a new space heater next winter.
[www.theregister.co.uk]



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Re: IBM thumbs nose at heat concerns, kicks Power6 to 6GHz
Posted by: samintx
Date: February 08, 2006 08:35AM
well, they say they are keeping the heat down....maybe they are
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Re: IBM thumbs nose at heat concerns, kicks Power6 to 6GHz
Posted by: mikebw
Date: February 08, 2006 09:26AM
well see this is good for apple because now that people are making 'universal' apps, they can switch back and forth between BIM and Intel procs as the tides change.
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Re: IBM thumbs nose at heat concerns, kicks Power6 to 6GHz
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: February 08, 2006 09:38AM
But, they have to have the boxes manufactured by Apple to put those Uni-Bis on.
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Re: IBM thumbs nose at heat concerns, kicks Power6 to 6GHz
Posted by: AllGold
Date: February 08, 2006 03:29PM
As this pertains to Apple:

A) It's really only 5GHz. The 6GHz is "in the lab" which translates to no chance in hell of seeing it in a shipping product. I'm sure IBM had 3GHz PowerPC 970s in the lab too.

B) Due in mid 2007. Great. What was Apple supposed to do for a year and half?

C) It's a big, hot server chip. Not that the G5 isn't also a big, hot server chip requiring liquid cooling for higher clock speeds. winking smiley But in a Powerbook? Nope.

D) Apple never even got chips based on the Power5. The G5 is based on the Power4. Power6 is looking pretty irrelevant.

E) IBM made it pretty clear that they were interested in developing server chips for their own machines and chips for game consoles. But desktop and laptop chips for Apple? Not so much.



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