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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More of the same old garbage...
by Megol on Wed 9th Jul 2003 20:22 UTC

Facts: CISC vs. RISC doesn't matter. All conventional processors are moving towards the "heat wall".
That a 3GHz P4 consumes over 100W (peak) and a 1GHz G4 only consumes ~10W is not relevant as:
(1) the G4 is a low power embedded processor and the P4 is a high-end workstation processor
(2) the P4 is clocked 3 times higher than the G4, have a higher bandwidth interconnection and have more cache.