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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computer for the user
by NIck_t on Fri 11th Jul 2003 10:27 UTC


Everyone comes on here dissing this article with thiere own naive opinions. It doesn't matter which is faster in theory, it matters which works best in the real world. I am an audio engineer and i have never come accross an x86 based machine that operates protools as well as even my 400mhz G4 powerbook.
Nicks 2 cents - and mochz-R the G5 is built to run as either and why dont you read over the benchmarks again cause i think you'll find that the 970 (G5) performs a serious amount of wooparse on its x86 compeditors.