Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Oct 2005 15:43 UTC, submitted by Hakime Seddik
Hardware, Embedded Systems P.A. Semi, a 150-employee chip startup, wants to make name for itself through attention to detail. The Silicon Valley chip startup, run by chip legend Dan Dobberpuhl-Dobberpuhl, its CEO, presided over the development of the Alpha processor while at Digital Equipment Corp. lifted its veil of secrecy Monday. The company will begin offering a new family of low-power, multicore, PowerPC architecture processors in 2006.
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RE[5]: Too late.
by Tuishimi on Mon 24th Oct 2005 20:00 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Too late."
Tuishimi
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2005-07-06

"Cell is a breakthrough architectural design -- featuring eight synergistic processors and top clock speeds of greater than 4 GHz (as measured during initial hardware testing)"

Yeah, this is still new technology and we don't know what it will do regarding heat output at those levels and how it will be crammed into a notebook?

What is gained/lost? Instruction set changes? Altivec? I haven't seen anything concrete addressing this? But I just may not have seen what you have seen. Whereas Mac OS X has been running on x86 architecture from day one.

:/

As far as demand/supply. Yes. My mini was a month late. That could be Apple's fault - but you asked and I answered.

Intel HAS been demonstrating better technologies (well, better rehashing of OLD technologies) in it's M and likely the M descendants.

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RE[6]: Too late.
by somebody on Mon 24th Oct 2005 20:32 in reply to "RE[5]: Too late."
somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

Yeah, this is still new technology and we don't know what it will do regarding heat output at those levels and how it will be crammed into a notebook?

Well, in any case it can't be worster than Intel. I was planning to move from 1.7 to 1.8 Centrino, but it was too hot for my taste. Even 1.7 is.

Yes. My mini was a month late.

mini problem was only forst few weeks. There was simply too much demand on first days. Last mini I needed to buy for a customer of mine was a simple call and 20 minutes of driving.

What is gained/lost? Instruction set changes? Altivec? I haven't seen anything concrete addressing this? But I just may not have seen what you have seen. Whereas Mac OS X has been running on x86 architecture from day one.

I give you that one. Still, it demanded constant extra work from Apple. No pain, no gain (although I disagree with using gain here).

Intel HAS been demonstrating better technologies (well, better rehashing of OLD technologies) in it's M and likely the M descendants.

32-bit. OSX is 64-bit. Intel still hasn't put out one single decent 64-bit CPU (talking about price-preformance, power consumption and speed) and there is a little fact that it is going for worster not better.
So, we haven't seen how Cell performs, but on the other side we've seen how Intel sucks. (choice here is like: door nr.1 or guillotine?)

Personaly, I was done with Intel when I was trying to update my last notebook with 1.8. It will be only AMD or Cell decision for me. Last one and half year of crapware has droven me nuts.

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