JC heeft spectaculaire info over de super geheimzinnig Transmeta chip. De belangrijkste punten:
- Linus Torvalds, famous OS designer and sworn enemy of William Gates III, is on the team (yup, we have that confirmed)
- The design requires 16MB of special memory and a special flash chip
- This is a software upgradable CPU, really the first of its kind (though Intel's current chip can be, I'm told, modified in microcode to some small degree). One of the possible benefits of this are as such: The Transmeta chip does not at start support 3DNow! or SSE instructions, but might be upgraded later to these. - The 500MHz Transmeta chip isn't as fast as comparative Intel and AMD 500MHz chips (which may be in part because it's not a native x86 chip but instead using translation or emulation of a sort), and its 3D performance is apparently subpar.
Zie JC's News'n'Links page voor meer info.