Date: Monday, August 12th, 2002, 00:00
CoolMacintosh.com has posted an interesting article about the positives of Apple using IBM’s new Power4 offspring chip for its high-end desktop computers. Guest author Norman D. Shutler writes:
”IBM’s new Power4 offspring chip, delivering a system interface of 6.4GBs in a 64-bit PowerPC processor may not be the ideal solution so much as the only solution to what has gradually become not only a gigahertz disparity crises for Apple, but now more importantly a fundamental performance issue, as recent and widely publicized Photoshop test bed comparisons between the fastest Apple and PC have clearly demonstrated.”
There’s also a poll included that should not only serve the purpose of finding the general opinion, but might even help Apple resolve, define and guide Apple towards a more informed decision.
The poll has three basic answers: Should:
- (a), Apple embrace IBM?s remarkable Power4 offspring chip for their top-notch desktop computers or
- (b), stick with Motorola?s PowerPC offerings or
- (c), forget PowerPCs chips altogether and go with Intel processors?