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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RISC vs. CISC
by jbett on Wed 9th Jul 2003 19:18 UTC

Many of you talk about CISC pulling ahead of RISC, but many of you forget that Intel had to basically make their processors RISC-like to compete. These days RISC is more like CISC and CISC is more like RISC, we confuse the too a lot. Take a look at the instruction set of a PowerPC processor compared to that of a X86 processor and tell me that I'm wrong.