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Intel launches chip with 2 billion transistors

Quad-core Tukwila aimed at high-end servers

Intel has launched a quad-core chip featuring more than 2bn transistors.

Tukwila, designed for high-end servers, will operate at a speed of 2GHz - the same as a standard PC chip, according to the BBC.

The chip was described by one analyst as "evolutionary not revolutionary" because it follows the 2006 launch of a chip containing 1bn transistors. Malcolm Penn, an analyst at Future Horizons, told the BBC the chip contains lots of cache memory, which holds data to be processed by the chip.

Tukwila will be on display at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco this week alongside Intel's Silverthorn - a 45-nanometre chip designed for ultramobile devices.

For more, see The BBC


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