Apple Goes Intel...

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed Jun 8 09:04:59 CDT 2005


On Wednesday 08 June 2005 02:46, Jochen Kunz wrote:
> On Tue, 07 Jun 2005 08:29:12 -0400
>
> "Curt @ Atari Museum" <curt at atarimuseum.com> wrote:
> > Apple's move all but ensures the death of the PowerPC chip since
> > they were its biggest buyer.
>
> Note that todays IBM POWER chips are "nothing more" then PowerPC on
> steroids. Or better sayed a PowerPC, especially the G5, is a
> downsized POWER5. 

Erm, the G5 is a "downsized" POWER4, not POWER5. :)

Considering that IBM is trying to move away from POWER4 to POWER5, that 
may also be why they're somewhat ignoring fixing up the G5.

Pat
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