[quote]Originally posted by Carbonide:
<strong>So, in a year we will get about the performance of todays Pentium?
Yea... I'm so bummed too...
And when I say FOLKS I really mean doom sayers and trolls... Not that they will pay attention to this but...
Does the G4 1.25Ghz dual run X at what you would consider an 'okay' level? Most people who own them I'm betting would say YES. I'm willing to bet most people here who are pissed about the 'bad news' don't even have a dual 1.25 in the first place (or the money to buy one - but that's not the point just an observation) but lets continue anyway.
Fact: The Dual 1.25Ghz G4 is a pretty good machine to begin with.
Fact: The MOT 1.25 doesn't even rank on the SPEC charts.
Fact: The IBM 1.8Ghz gets ALMOST to the TOP of the charts!
Fact: The IBM 1.8 is starting out at 1.8 on a .130 process
Fact: The IBM 1.8 is going to be moved to the .90 process by year end.
Fact: The smaller the process the faster the CPU will clock and the cooler it will run
All these numbers freaks who are bummed just because we don't TOTALLY WIPE THE FLOOR on some silly SPEC rating are majoring in minors.
Some questions I'd love answers to:
How often do you guys really run apps that the SPEC marks TRULY represent?
Can you list what apps you run and to what parts of the SPEC tests they are represented by?
For gosh sakes... This CPU is INDEED a HUGE leap for OS X users.
The IBM CPU will give us stuff we already have:
- TRUE SMP SUPPORT - Unlike the P4
- 128 Bit VMX - Unline the P4
The IBM CPU will also give us things we've never had:
- 64 Bit computing - Unlike the P4
- 1.8Ghz clock
- Super fast 900Mhz bus - Unlike the P4
(plus a bunch of stuff that I'm sure a CPU geek could better tell you about than I ever could)
Okay so what does the P4 have on us?
- Mhz at a price of heat
- Better SPEC scores
If you wanna trade in 64bit + AltiVec + 900Mhz bus + 6.4Gbs of bandwidth + TRUE SMP support for and extra Ghz or so and a top spot in the SPEC lists well go ahead...
Oh but one more thing... You'll have to give up X while your at it.
Sorry but folks PLEASE don't listen to the whiners of the world.. It isn't worth it.
[ 10-15-2002: Message edited by: DaveGee ]</p>