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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re: drsmithy
by ILoveWindows on Wed 9th Jul 2003 23:07 UTC

Actually, the G4 running at 1GHz is rated at 23 Watts per CPU maximum.

Compare that to AMD's Athlon XP 2000+ (which runs at a 1667MHz clock speed despite its name) that also uses a 0.18-micron copper process, but not SOI, and it consumes up to 70 Watts.

The PPC's are that so bad?