[quote]Originally posted by JFW:
How can anyone really comment on it?
It's just a bunch of rumors. Anyone with any licence to say anything is most likely constrained by NDA's. Anyone else is just speculating or passing on third hand information.
All in all, If I had to make my own educated guess on who's predictions are right, I'd say Powerdoc's more on the right track.
Will the G5 be faster than the G4, yes.
1.2-1.6 Gighz, most probably, but you won't see it in a Powermac in January.
Will it have that kind of IPC that makes it competitive with a Power4?
Highly Unlikely. it takes more than just strapping on extra execution units for that kind of performance. You need better BP, more reorder resources, Probably a recompile on existing code to maximize new capabilities, basically large improvements accross the board in everything
to get that kind of IPC boost while also virtually doubling clock-speed.
And I don't recall Motorola having a history of being able to bring something like this to table in this manner.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Thanks JfW, you have answer in a much better way than i can do.
For the benchmarks it's funny to imagine that a G5 can beat in FP a monster such as a power 4