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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sse2 vs. altivec
by Sagres on Wed 9th Jul 2003 19:07 UTC

i've allways liked 3dnow! better because it can do two operations per clock, because games don't need 128bit vectors, and like Tim Sweeney says: "Since register-memory instructions are as fast as register-register
instructions, I don't usually need to use more than 4 registers"