IBM's PowerTune Technology

TechWorld offers some early details of IBM's new PowerTune technology in the PowerPC 970FX.

The company claims that the chip's unique power-tuning technique allows it to vary power consumption thousands of times per second, reducing the overall power consumption compared with other chips that consume a constant amount of power.

According to a senior technical staff member at IBM, "customers will be able to use the chip in everything from PCs to notebooks to networking equipment".

The new processor is already being used in Apple's Xserve G5, which starts shipping this month.

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