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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My good man, I'm convinced
by Lovechild on Wed 9th Jul 2003 20:33 UTC

My next computer will be a Mac (G5 based if I can afford it at that time), not because of MacOS X, I couldn't care less about that, but because the CPU is low heat and high power - I'm going completely insane over the immense noise levels that my current 1600+ AthlonXP is producing.

I considered the C3 but it seems a tad underpowered for most of my tasks but not by much, I'm however concerned that the Eden platform is locked down so I can't replace say my gfx card should it be needed at some later stage.

I've always looked at the Macs and admired their clean solutions, and now I simply must own one...