Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 9th Jul 2003 16:43 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y This article started life when I was asked to write a comparison of x86 and PowerPC CPUs for work. We produce PowerPC based systems and are often asked why we use PowerPC CPUs instead of x86 so a comparison is rather useful. While I have had an interest in CPUs for quite some time but I have never explored this issue in any detail so writing the document proved an interesting exercise. I thought my conclusions would be of interest to OSNews readers so I've done more research and written this new, rather more detailed article. This article is concerned with the technical differences between the families not the market differences.
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Ultimate armchair enthisuist article.
by SteveToth on Wed 9th Jul 2003 17:08 UTC

Another article from for the armchair computer enthusist that has no real information. Sorry, but you either need to explain more about what you are talking about or use more technical verbage to make the article a higher level. You assume that the reader knows about registers, but don't talk about IPC (using that term). Your article also makes bold claims that are unfounded and unsupported within your article or by your references.

SMT will be twice as good as HT? Where is your reference?

Also at the end of your article you predict (as many others have in the past) that Intel will hit the 'heat wall' and that the future looks bright for RISC technologies but BAD for CISC. I can't wait to see you proven wrong again as CISC technologys continue to work as well or better then RISC. For all of RISCs 'advantages' (many of which you state in this article) CISC still seems to come out on top.