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IBM signed for Nintendo ‘N5’

Nintendo officials have confirmed that IBM has been signed up for chip design on the company’s next generation console, code-named ‘N5’. The move came after IBM technicia...

David Jenkins, Blogger

November 17, 2003

1 Min Read

Nintendo officials have confirmed that IBM has been signed up for chip design on the company’s next generation console, code-named ‘N5’. The move came after IBM technicians demonstrated a supercomputer capable of performing 2 trillion operations per second – apparently using a variation of PowerPC technology. IBM has already designed chips for the GameCube and will also be creating internal components for the PlayStation 3 and next generation Xbox.

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David Jenkins

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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