Cameron Kaiser spectre at floodgap.com
Fri Jun 12 10:35:34 CDT 2009

> before Mac OS X, IIRC.  The two architectures leapfrogged each other 
> a time or two before x86 left them in the dust, but lets not forget 
> the years of bad performance with the G4.

Oh, I dispute this. I'm not going to claim that the G4 spanked the P3 or
P4, but this sounds like the clockspeed myth. I much preferred the wide
pipelines of the G4 (particular the G4e) over the deep, bubble prone
pipeline in Netburst chips. Notice that Intel gave "clock speed ueber
alles" up with Core, recognizing it wasn't the future. For my money the G4
was certainly competitive.

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