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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Wow, Dawnrider, you must be a 3-D developer!!!
by ILoveWindows on Wed 9th Jul 2003 20:15 UTC

Otherwise you wouldn't be able to make such blanket statements such as "the PPC architecture will perform around 70-95% of current x86 architecture" with a straight face, and with some facts behind you, no doubt!!!

So tell me, why did the G5 smoke x86 here:

Now, since you're a developer, you should easily be able to show why this windows-predominant shop wasn't able to correctly gauge the speed of the relevant processors.

I await your informed, technical reply with great anticipation!!!