What Makes Apple's Power Mac G5 Processor so hot?

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Date: Monday, October 25th, 2004, 12:29
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58 million transistors can drive incredible Power! Apparently, Apple appreciated the choices IBM processor architects made when designing the 970 family. “Understanding 64-bit PowerPC architecture” provides the 64-bit architecture big picture for the 970 family (a.k.a. the Power Mac G5) and the critical issues in IBM’s 64-bit POWER designs, covering 32-bit compatibility, power management, and processor bus design.


58 million transistors can drive incredible Power! Apparently, Apple appreciated the choices IBM processor architects made when designing the 970 family. “Understanding 64-bit PowerPC architecture” provides the 64-bit architecture big picture for the 970 family (a.k.a. the Power Mac G5) and the critical issues in IBM’s 64-bit POWER designs, covering 32-bit compatibility, power management, and processor bus design.

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