QUOTE(m_hael @ Jan 20 2005, 10:26 AM)
3.5Ghz PowerPC running 6 threads on 3 cores is MUCH faster than a P4 3.5Ghz
is this gonna get into another 32-bit vs 64-bit debate?
what most peopel dont realize is that clock speed is only one of many things that effect a processors performance, and just becuase a 3.5ghz g5 is faster than a 3.5ghz p4 doesnt necessarily mean the g5s are better, g5 and pentium are about neck and neck actually (look at whats avalaible now, 3.5ghz pentiums are out, but you cant even buy a 3.5ghz g5)
when you get right down to it its like comparing a p4 to an old duron 800 (they are both 32-bit processors, so its a valid comparison, right?) well teh p4 is much faster, so intel must be better than amd, right? wrong, of course the p4 is gonna be faster, its newer
BTW theres not a chance in hell xenon will have a 3.5ghz processor, it owuld be too expensive