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Comparing the speed of x86 and Powerpc CPU....

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Hmmm, both very complex architectures. Hard to compare in the mind, considering architectures alone ( I have never actually seen a powerPC )

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Also depends what you're going to do with it, and whether you're looking at the new PowerPC G5's (64-bit) or the older 32-bit versions. It's difficult to compare them anyway, because they use two fundamentally different architectures.

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Then, if you compare the performance of OS X on PowerPc 64 bits, and Windows Xp 64 bits on AthlonXP, which one is faster?

 

I have tried using Mac OS X(32bits), and feels it just nearly never crashes while with same speed of x86 processor 32 bits for Windows, which has a tendancy of blue&white error screen....

 

Albert

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dunno, depends on what you wanna use it for... for example, one could be better at rendering and the other better at multi-tasking.

 

microsoft seem to be developing hyperthreading rather than going beyond 64 bits, but we'll see where what goes in the future!

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I did indeed read upp on a test where the new Athlon, i belive it was the FX, the new beat the crap put of a double 2ghz G5! But i'll try to seek the source out for you since i don't have all figures in fresh!

 

One test with cinebench: http://barefeats.com/g5c.html

(here with Intel, AMD and G5)

 

One more with G5:s against AMD:

http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,112749,pg,8,00.asp

 

Interesting info on future AMD CPU:s (read it!)

http://www.kirupaforum.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-37045.html

 

That's al for now.. judge yourselve! I love my frinds OS X... but not the inzane prize he bought a darn old G3 for....

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dunno' date=' depends on what you wanna use it for... for example, one could be better at rendering and the other better at multi-tasking.

 

microsoft seem to be developing hyperthreading rather than going beyond 64 bits, but we'll see where what goes in the future![/quote']

 

Well i belive windows will be starting to se Linux taking over! Especielly if they don't go over to 64bit... And indeed hope so will be!

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Yes, but I found something quite absurd is some pupils in class say that Macintosh is faster than Windows on programming, making animations and images, etc........

 

ANd any way, I found that Mac is averagely more expensive than PC, why's that?

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crashing OS's have more to do with the quality of the OS, and not so much the CPU.

 

I mean, I've got an old computer with windows 3.11 which I do not believe has ever crashed.

 

Of course, its probably been 5 years since I turned it on :)

 

Anyhow, the OS-X, if I'm not mistaken, is based on Unix. Unix is like, the best, it has to be, when it comes to stability. Windows is far from *nix based OSes when it comes to stability.

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It seems that coding from Microsoft Windows was much longer than Unix, and less effective than Unix .........

 

so, does that mean the engineers from Microsoft are less qualified than the ones from *nix?

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Well, a lot of *nix distributions are developed by a number of people that volunteer their code - naturally you get a lot of peer review. Things like Microsoft products are essentially developed by a small group of people which provides greater room for errors to crop up.

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I did indeed read upp on a test where the new Athlon' date=' i belive it was the FX, the new beat the crap put of a double 2ghz G5! But i'll try to seek the source out for you since i don't have all figures in fresh!

 

One test with cinebench: http://barefeats.com/g5c.html

(here with Intel, AMD and G5)

 

One more with G5:s against AMD:

http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,112749,pg,8,00.asp

 

Interesting info on future AMD CPU:s (read it!)

http://www.kirupaforum.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-37045.html

 

That's al for now.. judge yourselve! I love my frinds OS X... but not the inzane prize he bought a darn old G3 for....[/quote']

 

 

Which OS they use to test upon Athlon 64?

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Ideally when you want to test and compare 2 architectures you'd want to use the same set of benchmarks and the same OS so that its a fair comparison. It is always possible to build architectures which run particular programs faster.

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