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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by Hakime on Thu 10th Jul 2003 04:02 UTC

"That figure is also for a 1Ghz G4, which is significantly slower than both a 2.8Ghz P4 and a 1.6Ghz Pentium M (except for a few corner cases).

I don't think so!!!!, the G4 at 1.0 ghz is very effective as effective and even more than the pentium M 1.6 ghz (a pentium without very high frequency is nothing, and here the more advanced arcitecture of the G4 makes the difference ), and can beat in a a lot of applications the P4 2.8 ghz.