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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You did a Great Job, Nicholas!!!
by ILoveWindows on Wed 9th Jul 2003 21:31 UTC

This place is always going to be a war zone in the comments, but your article was fair, balanced, and quite accurate.

Just like many things, the fact that PPC is more efficient doesn't mean that it is going to be better, or faster, or more wide-spread.

However, it seems to me that at some point x86 is going to have to have liquid-cooling to keep their processors cool enough.