This is getting old.....

in General Discussion edited January 2014
But here we go again. If there is any truth to the rumors about Apple and AMD here are some benchmarks with AMDs upcoming Hammer at 800 MHz vs. a P4 1600 MHz

The MHz myth takes another dive

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  • Reply 1 of 13
    blablablabla Posts: 185member
    Yeah, yeah..

    Lets hope AMD-64 beats a 3 Ghz Intel P4, so we Mac-heads /Apple-apologists can claim "Look, the MHZ myth is true, so my G4 must be faster than your PC"

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  • Reply 2 of 13
    detahdetah Posts: 57member
    alas, as 'mwny' draws nearer, the more observable the dark cloud hovering powerfully above apple computer company becomes.
  • Reply 3 of 13
    nonsuchnonsuch Posts: 293member
    I agree?this is getting old.

    They ought to rename this forum "PC Hardware Envy" and be done with it.
  • Reply 4 of 13
    personally i think benchmarks are a bunch of bull****. It all comes down to how the tests are applied, and theres probably thousands of ways to manipulate them to say that cpu x is better than cpu y or vise versa.
  • Reply 5 of 13
    drewpropsdrewprops Posts: 2,321member

    yeah, but it IS entirely disheartening to watch other chip manufacturers overcome the speed hurdles and continue to improve the speed of their chips. WHY the powerpc chip continues to resist speed increases of any merit is galling and we ARE envious and we DON'T believe a word of the song and dance that Steve or Avie or Phil do for us when they come out and run some lame-ass, calculated-to-show-it's-faster test between the latest Power Mac and a PC. It doesn't mean that we're going to switch platforms, but the frustration is very real and it IS very widespread and you can see the folks who want to walk away with a killer machine looking down at the floor with fake smiles frozen on their faces as they compare the real specs to the ones they dreamed about just prior to the keynote.

    It's apparent when Steve introduces suck-ass product that he's sometimes embarrassed to do it, but he's a businessman and he knows that life must go on. I just wish for once that there would be some kind of performance explosion from Apple that would REALLY make people sit up and take notice instead of coming back two days later with the REAL math to point out where Apple has shaved the truth and done a spin job.

    I just wish.

  • Reply 6 of 13
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    Moving to General Discussion.
  • Reply 7 of 13
    This is probably the best place for it, and the whole Apple/AMD issue is getting old, but anyways?

    Still think the x86 upgrade from 32 to 64 bit is the perfect excuse for Apple to make a switch, at it seems like SJ is in the mood for eating crow. Why not get it over with one big mouthful?

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  • Reply 8 of 13
    bryan furybryan fury Posts: 169member
    motorola are a total joke
  • Reply 9 of 13
    nostradamusnostradamus Posts: 397member
    So are IBM.

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  • Reply 10 of 13
    stimulistimuli Posts: 564member
    How so? They make the Power 4 multi-core 1Ghz+ 64bit chip that blows away all competition in terms of shear number crunching.
  • Reply 11 of 13
    anyone care to guess how many times this link will appear in future hardware? <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />
  • Reply 12 of 13
    detahdetah Posts: 57member
    macs suck at everything
  • Reply 13 of 13
    nonsuchnonsuch Posts: 293member
    [quote]Originally posted by detah:

    <strong>macs suck at everything</strong><hr></blockquote>

    There you have it. Now everybody go home.
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