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IBM announced its new 476FP system-on-chip (SoC) processor today, and claims the new design will offer more than twice the processing power of its predecessor (in theory). The company is presumably referring to the PPC 464FP-HP90; the 476FP improves on the older design in several notable ways. According to IBM, the 476FP will be capable of clockspeeds "in excess of 1.6GHz", and draw just 1.6W when configured in that mode. IBM hasn't released the full details of the new core's architecture, but additional key features of the design include support for an L2 cache designed by LSI, (256K/512K/1MB), an AltiVec SIMD unit, and SMP (symmetric multi-processing) support. "We are pleased to announce this... Read more...