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Two IBM Transistors

  • Two IBM Transistors

    Two IBM Transistors

    Date added: 21 May 2007

    Two IBM Transistors -- This cross section of a new IBM POWER6, 64-bit dual-core microprocessor was photographed using a scanning electron microscope and shows two transistors, shown as a gold color, out of the 790 million on this thumbnail sized chip. At 4.7 GHz, the dual-core POWER6 processor doubles the speed of the previous chips with virtually no increase in electrical consumption.