This is a MIPS based chip that has an ability to run at 500Mhz while only user 900 miliwatts of power. At 400Mhz it only uses 500 miliwatts. This is great news for all you PDA lovers. The current MSRP for this chip is ONLY US$40. This is priced well below the current chips that run at or around 400Mhz. Products using this chip will be available in the 4th quarter of 01.
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IBM has developed new chip technology called CMOS 95. This uses new high speed transitors and allows circuits as small as .13 microns. This new technology supposedly allows the chip to run 25 - 30 times faster than the chips currently in production. This means multi-gigahertz chips for the home user (eventually).
GlobanWIN has formed a reputation so quickly, it's incredible. The orignal FOP32 helped out with that. However, the original FOP32 was not recommended for AMD's range of CPU's because of fear of cracking / crumbling the core. They realised this, and started work on the FOP32-1 which is now one of the most used and popular choice for anyone which has an Athlon or Duron. The FOP38 was then released for extra performance.
A reliable-ish source sent us some information but he has a very valid reply as to where he saw the information so I am going to pass it along. I would consider this out of the rumor mill till we can prove otherwise. Here is a cut and paste:
NVIDIA has agreed to support and release new drivers and software for 3DFX products till February 2002. Voodoo5 5500 AGP and PCI will still be made available. I was shown an inter-manager memo by a manager at Electronics Boutique stating such.