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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Apple FUD
by Glenn Sweeney on Thu 10th Jul 2003 05:16 UTC

A) There is no diff between RISC and CISC now.

B) The law of diminishing returns actually means that because there are no new instructions added the amount of space required to decode the SAME instructions gets relativly smaller and less important every year. (The artical is illogical .. either cause the writer is or because his trying to manipulate the reader.)

C) Altivec makes G4 a slow RISC computer. Thats why it cant scale well because of the COMPLEX Alitvec instruction set.

D) x86 benchmarks are invalid.. gawd what a load of bull....
This artical is a transparent piece of tripe .. trying to sell PPC chips and whatever else he is interseted in.