IBM's Power 970
Arstechnica walks through some of the technical aspects of the upcoming IBM 970 as compared to current processors:
- In the following article, I'm going to step through the stages of the 970's pipeline, much as I did in my previous G4e vs. P4 articles. I'll talk about instruction fetching, decoding, dispatching, issuing, execution and completion. I'll also cover some of the other interesting elements of the 970, like its 900MHz DDR bus.