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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Higher clock speeds and heat output...
by 6502 on Sat 12th Jul 2003 04:01 UTC

I could be wrong here, but isn't there at least some connection between higher clock speeds and higher heat output?

I seem to remember reading somewhere that if a G4 was to run at (say) 3 GHz, then it's heat output would be almost as high as a 3 GHz P4.

But hey, I might be wrong, it wouldn't be the first time and I doubt it'll be the last...