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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Re: Well researched and informative
by whaaa on Wed 9th Jul 2003 17:51 UTC

"Most people simply don't undestand that a 50 MHz 68030 isn't twice as fast as a 25 MHz 68040"

Well, the 040 was "double clocked" internally, i.e. the 25MHz 040 was indeed running at 50MHz internally (much like the R4000 for example)