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    Posted: May/21/2007 at 10:10am
IBM's new Power6 microprocessor will go on sale next month, boasting twice the clock speed of the previous generation while consuming roughly the same amount of power. The performance increase comes as the semiconductor industry has largely shifted its focus away from pure performance measurements -- overheating becomes a major problem as transistors shrink and operate at breakneck speeds -- and instead has become more concerned with a balance of performance and power consumption. Analysts say the chip operates at 4.7 gigahertz.
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