CPU: PowerPC vs. Intel

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#1 Posted by Zero5000X (8228 posts) -

I had always though Apple switched to Intel because it was better but after reading this article and the comments below it seems that PowerPC was actually the better choice and the switch to Intel was due more to cost factors and so on. So was PowerPC really better than Intel?

#2 Posted by Zero5000X (8228 posts) -
#3 Posted by trubluah (3678 posts) -
I actually say no... PowerPC consumed a lot of power vs. Intel chips which was more efficient with power and the performance. Plus the architecture is practically a world wide standard for developers.
#4 Posted by Blubadox (3777 posts) -

Intel chips support better thread handling (although I wouldn't say it's perfect).

#5 Posted by nimatoad2000 (7505 posts) -
their is no competition vs intel right now, the I7 owns everything, who is powerpc even lol.. haha.. ever since quad core came out, ADM has been in itel's dust.. oh god i remember back in the day when AMD was the definite choice for a gaming rig.. times sure have changed.