Creative Technology says its developed a chip that makes MP3 music sound better. In music, "better" is subjective, of course. But in marketing, "better" is always better, absolutely. Just look at how much better the chip's name is: X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity.
What can a CPU with 51 million transistors running at over 10,000 MIPS [million instructions per second] do that's 24x more powerful than its predecessor? Perhaps place cell phone calls at the same time as playing back songs, as Bill Gates would like? Creative will tell us this week at the E3 entertainment expo.