For me, this shows the underwhelming performance of a G4 system implementation. A Pentium M system trounces a G4 sytem even at the same speed.
This comparison tells us nothing about the java implementation.
The embedded market doesn't need a second FPU and Motorola didn't want (read: spend the money) to redesign the core of the G4 for Apple alone.
And I don't think they will do it in the future. We will see a bigger L2 and a memory controller. Expect the e700 to have the first redesigned core.
It's just a business decision.
May be you missed per square inch ?
Moore's Law is about the density of transistors on a chip not the quantity!
But to your question: yes, sometimes they are behind and sometimes ahead of Moore's prediction. Chip technology advances in leaps.
For Motorola it was quantum leaps
And quantum leaps will be the end of Moore's Law...
Unreal really sucks on my mac (G4 1.17GHz GF4MX). Slower than on my Pentium3 (600MHz GF4MX). Hopefully the game engine of UT2004 is a better port from DirectX than the old engine - a lot of games will use thise engine.
Onlooker I hate you! Now I have to download 200MB
AirSluf, I really dont get it.
In a 2GHz G5 the FSB runs at 500MHz which is a quarter of 2GHz so it's a bus ratio of 4:1.
Anything else doesn't matter. Not that the bus is double pumped and not that there is one way out and one way in.
And thanks a lot for your advice!