“A Brief Look at the PowerPC 970” explains what the new IBM CPU is all about and how does it stand against the x86 competition today, and in a year from now (release time). Another article is titled “When is PowerPC Not PowerPC?“. On ExtremeTech you will find “AMD Tips Opteron Benchmarks“. Two articles at EETimes, “Intel describes billion-transistor four-core Itanium processor” and “Intel to debut 90-nm ‘Banias’ processor in 2H ’03“. Of embedded interest: “MemoryLogix to disclose ‘586 core’ for SoC applications“, a CPU to compete with ARM.