New Freesale Multi core chip

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  1. iGary Guest

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    The press release says "in volume levels."

    Get that thing into the PB's. NOW.

    2.0 GHz?

    Blistering.
     
  2. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Uhm, these are DSP, not general purpose CPUs.
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    They wouldn't be useful as the main CPU but they are interesting.
     
  4. iGary Guest

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    English, please. :D
     
  5. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Digital Signal Processing. I think they are designed for small amounts of data.
     
  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    So 4 cores running at 500 MHz isn't 2 GHz - but its nice none the less. I'm thinking the low clock speeds are due to heat issues here.

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  7. iGary Guest

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    Gracias.

    Damn.
     
  8. poundsmack thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but the fact they have 4 cores makes you wonder.....just how long until the e600 comes out to the general public and if they will be able to put 4 e600 cores in a processor. thats a total of 6 gigz of power! at the bare minimum :eek:
     
  9. iGary Guest

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    You know, what is interesting here (and no I'm not bragging about my father) is that about 10 years ago he was employed with "a government agency" that started making their own chips. He told me (1995 mind you) that eventually the architectures would get so small that the semiconductor industry would "hit the wall." Sound familiar?

    Very interesting times in the processor arena, indeed.
     
  10. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Courtesy of the much useful Wikipedia widget. ;) :p
     
  11. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    They clock the cores down in multi-core set ups due to heat concerns.
     
  12. poundsmack thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this is true. but with newer cooling techniques being created and used it is possible to acheve such speeds.
     
  13. 840quadra Moderator

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    Bring back the Quadra 840av, but use a Dual 2.7 GHZ CPU for the core system, and this new DSP for the Audio / Video functions :p

    I know dreaming again!

    840
     

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