Home > IBM > History of the PowerPC architecture History of the PowerPC architecture Submitted by Ulrich Hobelmann 2004-08-05 IBM 7 Comments Ars Technica has an article on the beginning of the PowerPC era with the usual coverage on CPU internals and the involvement of Apple. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 7 Comments 2004-08-05 9:22 pm Anonymous Wow I am sure that the world is a better place because you poseted. I think you suck and no one cares what you think because you have no brain stop posting. I for one read the article and thought that it was informative. I think that the powerpc arch is very interesting and am glad to see some one give an overview of 601-604e thanks 2004-08-05 9:23 pm Anonymous I actually read the article yesterday, found it on ars because I am a regular reader. I’m a regular reader simply because I love their hardware reviews, especially CPU stuff. I’ve always found them to be a helpful source of some shallow knowledge on CPU optimizations. The article was very good. Although I really wish he’d do a good review of Alpha. Does anyone know where I can find some good documents on what seperates Alpha from the rest? I’ve heard from several people that it was an amazing architecture. 2004-08-05 9:26 pm Anonymous I second your comments about this being an interesting article. (I just read the ones about the Pentium, to have the whole background). Personally I’m looking forward to the next article where he looks at the G3 series of processors. Having seen a G3 with a lower clock speed execute faster than a 604e, I’m interested in finding out why. 2004-08-05 10:16 pm Anonymous KadyMae – It depends on the transaction per cycle. If you have 2 transactions per cycle you can have slower clock speed but still get more done. Kind of like dealing two playing cards to each person (obvoiusly not legal) you can be faster without going as fast. 2004-08-06 1:31 am Anonymous Hannibal does a good job – as usual. His series on the Pentium was very interesting also. My only criticism is: move the references and links to the end. 2004-08-06 4:28 am Anonymous I will have to read the one on Pentium. I don’t even own a pentium currently, just AMD and a G3. 2004-08-06 4:50 am Anonymous He has interesting articles on athlon as well.