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 jefro on Fri 11th Jul 2003 02:19 UTC

IBM was pushing CHRP for the PPC line. The bios is openstandard and the board can be openstandard. Only thing needed is a company other than IBM or Apple to build it. Osnews posted a photo of the booting of a PPC a few weeks ago and the bios said chrp enabled. Hummmm.

Actually an Alpha vs G5/970 would be better to compair in terms of real numbers. I think we all suspect the PPC would trounce the pants off the Alpha. Shame, I liked Alpha's but with no native OS the design couldn't win.