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Fujitsu Claims World's Fastest CPU

While most of us will be moving to the next great chips from AMD or Intel for our next CPU upgrades, we all know that there are super computer chips that are capable of much more than what we have on our desktops.

Fujitsu today debuted a new super chip at a technology event in Japan that it claims to be the world’s fastest CPU. It’s called the Venus SPARC64 VIIIfx which is capable of 128 GFLOPs--Intel's top of the line Nehalem-based Xeon 5500 for example, achieves roughly 76 GFLOPs.

The chip is supposedly built using a 45-nm process and, from what we can make it out from the original Japanese report on PC Watch (translated), has an integrated memory controller. The original report also states that Fujitsu’s chip has 2.5 times the “high speed operation” and one-third the power consumption of an Intel CPU (though it does not state which chip in specific).

Being that this new chip is a SPARC64 CPU, it’ll be reserved specifically for industrial and scientific applications, such as for studying space, weather, astronomy, among others.

  • gamerjames
    I want one please.
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  • TheFace
    If that is an actual picture of the CPU, that thing is massive.

    Also, if anyone remarks "but can it run.." they should be banhammered.
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  • piper5177
    How much?
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  • matic3060
    But can it run Cry...er...oh, nevermind.
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  • chris13th
    TheFaceIf that is an actual picture of the CPU, that thing is massive.Also, if anyone remarks "but can it run.." they should be banhammered.you mean Crysis?
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  • buzznut
    How fast? 128 Gflops isn't even twice as fast as the Xeon mentioned. sounds kinda lame to me.
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  • I wanna see the mobo it goes with...
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  • exit2dos
    we all know that there are super computer chips that are capable of much more than what we have on our desktops.

    Sparc is a RISC chip, and for most desktop users an x86 CPU could do more with "only" 76 GFLOPs than a Sparc with 128 GFLOPs.

    By all means, congratulations to Fujitsu, this is quite an accomplishment - but let's not confuse people by comparing RISC to x86 in performance or power consumption as it is by no means apples-to-apples.
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  • DXRick
    Hmmm... If Fujitsu can make that one, why aren't they making other desktop CPUs???
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  • IronRyan21
    Damn, just get a dual socket mobo with two XEON Nehalems. None of this fujitsu S**T. Probably be cheaper than a sh fujhujistsu cpu anyways.
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