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New details emerge on PowerPC 970

A new article discussing a PowerPC Blade product from IBM has revealed new information on the PowerPC 970 chip. Originally said to be released with a clock range of 1.4 to 1.8 GHz, this document now shows that the range may be 1.8 to 2.5 GHz, in addition to revealing IBM’s fab process and other processor details previously revealed.

The article also mentions AltiVec, the trademarked name for Motorola’s PowerPC SIMD unit, for the first time in an official IBM document.

In related news, IBM has an article on the 970 in their monthly PowerPC News ezine.

And in further, interesting related news, Architosh is hosting an article discussing the consequences of Apple moving to a new CPU architecture.