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Processors: IBM and AMD are boosting the speed race 30 September 2011

Posted by computeraholic in Uncategorized.

While Intel is expected to attract the attention of the media at its IDF held in San Francisco, two of its competitors that have recently made the news in the field of processors.

On one hand, IBM, the group associated petro-chemical 3M announces the development of a new glue for better heat dissipation and the ability to “overlay semiconductor on top of each other.” On the other, AMD, which just beat the world record for overclocking on a processor with a mark of 8.429 GHz obtained with one of its future chips AMD FX 8150 of its Bulldozer architecture.

Let’s start with the last “record” because in my opinion, this is more anecdotal than anything else and it will not radically change the face of the computer industry. To achieve this frequency, the dream team assembled by using an AMD processor with 8 cores only two were active. In addition, this processor and all of the architecture used were cooled with liquid helium (about -230 °Celsius) or extreme conditions that we are

[Source: PCSMAX]



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