Clockless chips for the Mac?

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by Capt Crunch, Sep 30, 2001.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Aug 26, 2001
    Cleveland, OH
    I read somewhere that clockless chips were being explored, and that they have huge advantages over the current clock technology. Because all the processes arn't crammed into one tick, which gets smaller and smaller, they just have a continuous stream, with a sort of handshake thing. I didn't really understand it, but it does make sense.

    Some advantages, other than being faster, its that they emit less heat, take less power and other stuff.

    You guys know anything?
  2. macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    It sounds really cool, but according to the article neither IBM nor Motorola is working on it, so it's unlikely that Apple's going to get them any time soon.

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