IBM confirms dual-core G5 PowerPC processor

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 16 2005 @ 20:15 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
IBM confirmed Antares - a dual-core G5 PowerPC processor.
The note marks the first time IBM has publicly mentioned the chip or its name, confirming rumours going back to August 2004 that the company had something called the PowerPC 970MP in the works.

The note confirms the 970MP's dual-core nature, with each core possessing its own 1MB L2 cache. The note suggests the chip is likely to be clocked higher than today's top-end PowerPC 970FX chips, which Apple uses in its iMac G5, Power Mac G5 and Xserve G5 machines.
More details at The Register


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