freezerburn schrijft dat Tech Extreme meldt dat Transmeta begonnen is met de levering van de TM5600 processor. De TM5600 is de opvolger van de TM5400 en heeft een dubbele hoeveelheid cache aan boord en moet daarmee 10% sneller worden. Als je dit vertaald naar Intel snelheid komt de 700MHz variant ongeveer overeen met een Pentium III 550, afhankelijk hoe efficient de code morphing software werkt. De TM5600 zal onder andere gebuikt worden in Sony's VAIO notebook:
The microchip manufacturer, Transmeta, has recently announced that they will begin shipping the TM560 - a lavish next generation product of the Crusoe chip. The TM5600ís architecture is the same as the previous versions of the Crusoe, but has several improvements. Offering a total of 512KB L2 cache, the TM5600 has twice as much cache as its predecessor, the TM5400. In addition to this, the 5600 will be manufactured on a .18 micron process, compared to the previous plans for a .22 micron process.
Transmeta is planning on offering the TM5600 at three clock speeds; 500, 600 and 700 MHz. They also plan to ship the chip to Sony for use in the next VAIO sub-notebook.
When I attended PC Expo last June, I saw Transmetaís TM5400 in action. Their booth was setup with several IBM notebooks, powered by the 5400. With the new revision of the Crusoe chip, Transmeta is planning on making a 10% performance increase over the previous models. I also spoke with several representatives from Transmeta and verified that the TM5600 has full support for SDR and DDR memory. Iím sure this will be welcomed with open arms by the industry.