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 clocks peeds and heat output
by JtX on Sat 12th Jul 2003 11:23 UTC

Each G5 dissipates 97 watts @ 2 GHz

Intel Pentium 4 3.2 - 82 watts
AMD Barton 3200+ - 76.8 watts

And that wasn't the only mistake in this article...