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: Its not a fair comparison
by Captain Chris on Wed 9th Jul 2003 23:27 UTC

Several here have complained about the age of x86, saying that this comparison isn't fair. It most certainly IS fair, because these architectures are what the respective companies are currently offering for sale. Now, if there were a P5 around the corner with an all new architecture, perhaps these people would have apoint. But there isn't. The 970 and the P4 are both going to be on lots of desktops running head-to-head...there really is no other comparison (right now).