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Chip manufacturer?s latest project passes the two million transistor barrier

Intel breaks chip records

The silicon goliath has launched the first chip to be packed with two billion transistors, reported the BBC.

Called Tukwila, the quad core chip is designed for powering top-end servers, as opposed to PCs, and operates at speeds of up to 2GHz.

Intel previously launched the first chip to contain one billion transistors in 2006, and most commentators insist the new Tukwila is just the next logical stage on rather than any radical improvement.

“It’s not revolutionary, it’s another evolutionary step,” said Malcolm Penn, analyst at Future Horizons.

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