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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Encia and Athemeus
by stingerman on Tue 15th Jul 2003 02:26 UTC

Some sort of circular reasoning. The point was Desktop not server, and it still is. How much does Win2K3 cost! You seem to have left that out (conveniently). I like AMD and I hope they succeed with the Athlon64, As I said earlier, we will see in September more about the Athlon64. However, the issue is the accuracy of this article and the conclusions the author reaches.

This article is dead on and it clearly illustrates the advantages of the PowerPC Architecture and in particular the 970 (G5) implementation. If anything, the G5 will only cause Intel and AMD to better their products.