[quote]Originally posted by Yet Another Registration:
<strong>Next summer. The death of Motorola's G5 has thrown plans into chaos. I'm betting on IBM, possibly Cell or the next gen 750 with SIMD goodness.
[ 07-10-2002: Message edited by: Yet Another Registration ]</strong><hr></blockquote>
First, I think we need to define what the "Next Generation" chip (G5) is. I think, based on Motorola's roadmap definition, that at minimum, this would include a chip based on the Book E core and a Rapid IO bus topology.
That said, my guess would be MWSF (2003).
As for these Newsfactor stories, there isn't much "news" in the name newsfactor.
Here's a quote from the first link (dated 5/14/2002):"However, Motorola does not intend to move its PowerPC line to the .13 micron manufacturing process, which IBM already uses, until it ships the G5 processor. "
Really? My guess is that they will be proven wrong next week, or sometime this summer at the latest with the Hip7 based G4s.
The second newsfactor link is just a rehash and conjecture about IBM's Cell technology that is easily 3 to 4 years away. I don't think this has any relationship to a G5 discussion.