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: another article hijacked
by linuxlewis on Thu 10th Jul 2003 14:23 UTC

"Incidentally, nothing in that link you provided suggest Motorola endorse a G4 at >1Ghz. Not to mention most of it emphasises using the G4 in embedded scenarios..."

http://e-www.motorola.com/webapp/sps/site/taxonomy.jsp?nodeId=03C1T...

Smithey look at the chart a little closer. It shows righ there that the G4 is running at 1GHZ. Apple uses the MPC7455 and MPC7457. Why is it so hard to admit you are wrong and in turn learn something? Now if you were to mention that G4s at 1.24 and 1.42 GHZ are overclocked then there might be some truth to your statement.