As more people are working on computer hardware that is faster than their own, the debate is raging over the relative performance of the different chip makers.
This week, CBS News Computer Security correspondent Tom Ashbrook interviewed IBM CEO Ginni Rometty.
The latest chip, which has become a favorite among security professionals, is called the SoC, which stands for System on a Chip.
The SoC is the main processor inside the chip, and it has an ARM processor, a graphics processor and other components.
Its performance depends on how many cores are running, how many processors are running it and the number of data streams it can access.
This new chip, called the Core, is the biggest leap forward in computer hardware in decades, and the biggest advancement in memory and compute performance in a long time.
But there are a number of competing chips that are faster than the SoCs.
One of the biggest contenders is the new ARM processor that is powering the upcoming iPhone X, which is the highest-end smartphone in the world.
IBM and Apple both say the new chip is 10x faster than its predecessors.
This is a chart showing the number, clock speed, and peak memory capacity of the chip from the company.
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