Chilly Chip Shatters Speed Record - Up to 500 Gigahertz

The world's fastest silicon-based microchip has been demonstrated by scientists in the US.
The prototype operates at speeds up to 500 gigahertz (GHz), more than 100 times faster than desktop PC chips.

To break the world record, the researchers from IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology had to super-cool the chip with liquid helium.

The team believes the device could eventually speed up wireless networks and develop cheaper mobile phones.

"Faster and faster chips open up new applications and reduce costs for existing products," said Professor David Ahlgren of IBM.

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P4KY B3871d ago (Edited 3871d ago )

I think the GPU of the 360 is far more powerful.

@Vip3r grow up.
Can you not see the humour in the above two comments.

and it only says 'world's fastest silicon-based microchip'. A microchip can be a CPU or a GPU.

Vip3r3871d ago

What's the GPU got to do with anything? This is about CPUs.

reaperxciv3871d ago (Edited 3871d ago )

the wii is more powerful

InMyOpinion3871d ago

The Wii's cpu is thrice as fast!

Vip3r3869d ago

Get a grip. You can't compare a GPU against a CPU in terms of speed.

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solidt123871d ago

It would be nice if they could get even a tenth of that power in a console.

AuburnTiger3871d ago

The CPU in the original B&W Game boy far surpasses this nonsense

The Real Joker3871d ago

pretty fast but can it make me waffles?

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