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re:  RE: Eugenia
by Viro on Mon 6th Dec 2004 12:58 UTC

Keyword *when*. Most software isn't optimized for Altivec. Hence in most cases, the Centrino will spank the G4. While I like my Powerbook, the G4 processor isn't the most modern around and Intel really did something amazing with the Centrino.

However, if software were finely tuned to altivec (like FFTW), no one has a chance of touching the G4s and G5s. Realistically however, it's quite impossible to optimize all software like that. This alone coupled with the G4's hobbled 167 MHz bus means that the Centrino will be faster most of the time.