IBM Gives Details on Octo-Core Power7 Processor

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comptech08

the number 7 seems to be way to go in marketing.  Windows 7, Intel corei7, IBM power 7.  Whats up with 7, is it just because its lucky? lol

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t0r012

 

this is the 7th generation of this ibm processor. this wil replace the power6 . the only one that i don't think is the 7th is the i7 from intel, but i could be wrong.

 

I'd love to have this in a desktop , considering it is rummored to run a 4ghz 

 http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/report_ibms_eightcore_power7_chip_come_clocked_4ghz

 

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DBsantos77

Also, I don't think Windows 7 is the 7th version, can't say for sure but I read something about it a while back.

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DBsantos77

What's the change of this going mainstream to home PC's?

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t0r012

considering AMD is getting thier butt kicked on the highend desktop , and they have a relationship with IBM I am holding out hope to see an amd version for the highend desktop.

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QUINTIX256

People keep forgetting: there is a reason why you don't see PowerPC on the desktop anymore; there is a reason why it is isolated to the Server and game console market, and there is a reason why Apple abandoned the PowerPC architecture that they helped develop.

PowerPC is far more comparable to the "Itanic" than the x86. Sure, it offers quite a bit of raw throughput, but only provides so much flexibility in terms of what can be done with that throughput. This is somewhat due to the fact that it is a RISC based architecture. Sure, you could argue that the x86 now has risc-like bits in it, but fundamentally x86 is not risc.

 

You can have your recession. I'm not participating.

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DBsantos77

Ahhh I see, cool thanks for the info!

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