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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x86 = global warming
by Pondo Sinatra on Thu 10th Jul 2003 14:43 UTC

With California (and now Ontario) facing rolling blackouts due to power shortages you have to wonder how much power hungry PCs are contributing to the problem, power management may help, but when todays systems gobble up 10x the power that a system from 5 years ago did combined with more and more PCs being bought you know we're headed for trouble.

My prediction: much like the auto industry is regulated for emissions, the PC industry will become regulated for power consumption.