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Re: Apple, IBM Powering Ahead Together
Posted by: Tom Yager 2005-01-07 10:26:23
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The PowerS hasn't yet arrived in an Apple machine, despite the similarly named PowerPC G5, the Mac's latest, greatest CPU. Apple's CS is actually based on the Power4 -- except with a single core, a smaller die, less heat, and lower power consumption. In other words, the PowerPC incarnation of the Power architecture is optimized for smaller machines. And that plan seems to be working better than ever: Apple sold 836,000 PowerPC laptop, desktop, and server systems in its fourth fiscal quarter of 2004.

Re: Apple, IBM Powering Ahead Together
Posted by: hbkeultjes 2005-01-07 18:46:40 In reply to: Tom Yager
Tom said :"After x86, there is little question as to which CPU architecture will retain the No. 2 slot"
Four years ago I placed my bet on PowerPC as the No. 1 horse Considering that SoC technology has *enabled* combined volumes in the hundreds of millions at very competitive prices by converging game and set-top boxes and desktop Linux devices, I am more confident then ever that my PowerPC horse will win this race.
Henry Keultjes
Mansfield Ohio USA
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