As a parting shot to Apple, a piqued IBM today announced two new lines of its PowerPC 970 processor, better known as the G5. And they’re impressive beasts.
A new, low power 970FX consumes between 13 and 16 Watts at frequencies of 1.2 GHz, 1.4 GHz and 1.6 GHz. That’s more than the 10 Watts that the Freescale MPC7448 found in today’s 1.5 GHz PowerBooks consumes, but around half the power consumption of Intel’s Pentium M, which powers today’s Centrino laptops. IBM also unveiled the dual core 970MP codenamed Antares, at clock frequencies of 1.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz. Each core has 1 MByte of Level 2 cache, and one core can be turned off to save power.
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