[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
1) I doubt that the G5 will beat the G4 at equal Mhz especially the 7410. Of course the G5 wil start clocking higher than the G4 (same as the 7450 starting at 733 vs the 7410 stuck at 533, but remember excepting altivec stuff the benchmarks of this too later chips where very similar...)
2) Have you got any info about the number of stage of the pipeline ?
3) well you are right undead the G4 will break the GHz wall, but is not able to go far beyond.</strong><hr></blockquote>
"Getting to those clock speeds [1.6 GHz] involved increasing the G5's pipeline from the 7450's seven stages to ten.
Initial benchmarks supplied by our source suggest the G5 is pretty fast indeed:
GHz 1.2 1.4 1.6
SpecInt2000 987 1151 1340
SpecFP2000 1005 1173 1359
By comparison, Intel's 2GHz Pentium 4 has recorded SpecInt2000 and SpecFP2000 scores of 656 and 714, respectively, according to <a href="http://www.specbench.org
</a> If accurate, the G5 figures are impressive indeed. "
This compares to
POWER4 (1 core, 1.3 GHz) 814 int, 1169 fp
Athlon MP1800+(1,53 GHz) 607 int, 547 fp
If the numbers for G5 are roughly right, it runs circles around any G4!