Sun: New chip can double performance

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Sun: New chip can double performance

Sun Microsystems will announce Monday that its upcoming UltraSparc IV processor will outperform its predecessor by a factor of 1.6 to 2, providing more competition to Intel, IBM, Advanced Micro Devices and others. “At this week’s Microprocessor Forum in San Jose, Calif., the company will announce that it expects to begin making UltraSparc IV later this year, and it will debut at a speed of 1.2GHz in products by June 2004, said Andy Ingram, vice president of Sun’s processor marketing group.”

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