The everyday ramblings of an everyday geek.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

The end is nigh

I've just found out that Apple are moving to Intel x86 processors in 2007.
This saddens me in ways that only other geeks can understand. I know that
x86 processors are currently faster than PowerPC, but that has to change
doesn't it? x86 is a fantastic platform for single processor machines, like
the current crop of desktop computers, but that has to change in the short
term. Intel have plans to role out multi-core x86 chips, but they're already
being beaten at their own game by AMD.

PowerPC is the architecture for the future when it comes to multi-core
processors - look at the new crop of games console - even they know that the
future of performance processing is multi-core PPC - x86 has always been a
dogs dinner in comparison.


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