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Now take a look at the active window. Its shadows are wider so it's easy to distinguish it from other windows. You can identify the active window without thinking about it because this is one way your brain identifies if one thing is closer to you than another. Changing the colour of the title bar is not the same. You always have to think about "red is active - blue is inactive". It's not an automatic process. Things like this divide intelligent from pretty.
That's easy. Steve will commit to take 400000 per year and IBM will invest in a new version. Or Steve doesn't want it - IBM doesn't build it. I'm not as confident as Outsider that the 970FX can do 3GHZ, but considering the POWER5 is planned to run 2.5GHz on the same process, why not?
If you only have one PCI card in the machine, it doesn't matter
Yes, bleeding edge technology will make the consumer model cheaper
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.
From c't Code: Dothan Pentium4 Athlon64 2GHz 3GHz 1,8GHz SPEC Int_base2000 1380 1276 1169 fp_Base2000 901 1382 1138 PovRay 3.5 optics.pov 372 447 397 CineBench 2003 Rendering 249 352 252 Dothan 2GHz i855GME FIC MD02 Pentium4 3Ghz i865PE Asus L5800GM Mobile Athlon64 3000+ VIA K8T800 Yakumo...
You will not find anyone with an other opinion here
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.
I think this is the very same G5 130nm northbridge - just with an IBM logo on it.
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...
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