2GHz P4 release this week
AMD will probably beat that in the benchmarks too... hehe
An O/C P4 1.7? big deal. My TRS80 can whip up on that. LOL
2GHz IS a milestone in consumer systems.
Tech...I grant you that it is easy to make a very fast cpu with risc core with few built in instruction sets.
On the other hand...how many of those manufacturers can even design a large scale cpu like the AMD or P3? I think you have the answer already, or we would be seeing more than just Intel and AMD being advertised with GHz+ speed for desktop/workstation systems. Even Mac can't do it at 1GHz.
Who knows...maybe this will mean AMD will be selling cheaper GHz CPU's as a result...so we all win here! No one needs to be discredited for advancing just because someone else might think they have a better system.
I'm 1.1Ghz behind the times.
Will there be some killer apps. coming down the pipe as well?
What kind of killer app. do I want? Well, the holodeck from star trek would be a start.
This whole scenerio is pathetic. The commercial producers of processors like AMD and Intel are actually the low-end processor makers. Microwave processors can get up to speeds of 500 GHZ, a little extreme, yes. But even so, the SGI and Amiga process at speeds of 3-4 Ghz easily - as they excercise stacked 16 bit architechture, acheiving a much faster processing speed.
The fact that Intel and AMD are being congratulated for acheiving a mere 2 Ghz is pathetic, and a real crime. They KNOW the technology exists to make their processors extremely fast, but, to lower the production costs, have dumbed down the speed, so, as they slowly upgrade the premium processing speed, we think its a miracle, IT ISN'T
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