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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Regarding Power
by stingerman on Sun 13th Jul 2003 04:51 UTC

From eWeek article reference:

Power consumption of the G5 looks to be about three-fourths that of a P4 when clocked for comparable performance—the G5's efficiency and speed may quickly spread its use from Apple's top tier throughout the rest of its line and may also make Apple a top-tier option for even the most performance-conscious users.