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IBM PowerPC G5: Another World
But you forget one thing, veritested came up with all those numbers, not Apple.
So the conclusions don't make much sense. You talk in the body about the good branch prediction unit, the fast front side bus, and a few other design choices. The only conclusion you make is that Apple cheated on their benchmarks. Ok, but what about summing up the value of all the other things about the processor. What and where are these things valuable to the design on computers and programs. Aside from Megahertz which neither IBM or AMD wins over Intel, what else do these processors bring that make them better or worse. You did a little bit a thinking and research up until the conclusion. Which was all old news and little summing of the performance outside of two benchmarks.
So you probably didn't bother testing an actual machine but ran off info on web searches alone. I suggest you get a little more hands on if you really want to know the machine.
What part of that doesn't add up to you?
How is it not possible for Virginia Tech to build the thing for $5Mil?
Your closing comments leave a bad feeling about your entire article.
The G5 will reach 3Gig by this Summer and most likely surpasse the P4 by years end which is now stuck and climming very slowly. And as you mentioned, none of those test uses the Altivec engine. Which as you mentioned, is the Trump card.
As far as I'm concerned, Apple might have streched the truth a Bit, but you streched it much further.
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