updated 01:25 pm EST, Thu November 20, 2003
Ars offers POWER5 details
Ars Technica has posted an , including IBM's POWER5, Sun's UltraSparc IV, and Transmeta's Efficeon: "Of great interest to the Mac community was IBM's disclosure of more details on the upcoming POWER5. POWER5 is an evolutionary advance over POWER4....the big news is that POWER5 is an SMT (a.k.a. "hyperthreading") design, with each core capable of running two threads at once. This means that a single dual-core POWER5 chip will look like four logical processors to the OS."