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Here's the Intel chip that will be running in your Powerbook
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: December 22, 2005 06:03PM
[macdailynews.com]

Dualcore 2.3 ghz top speed.

Must run a hellavu lot cooler than IBM's dualcore G5.



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Re: Here's the Intel chip that will be running in your Powerbook
Posted by: pRON aHOLIC
Date: December 22, 2005 07:20PM
If that's true it maybe be the end of my desktop. I would keep a screen and KB to dock when I get home.
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Re: Here's the Intel chip that will be running in your Powerbook
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: December 22, 2005 07:33PM
I don't understand how this is going to work in my powerbook.




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Re: Here's the Intel chip that will be running in your Powerbook
Posted by: the_poochies
Date: December 23, 2005 08:47AM
Why will Intel chips run cooler than PPC ones? I thought that when the PPC was announced with much fanfare back in the 1990s, we were all told that it was a RISC chip that would do the same task in less steps than an Intel Pentium, making it run cooler.
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Re: Here's the Intel chip that will be running in your Powerbook
Posted by: bangman
Date: December 23, 2005 09:11AM
Interesting news and nice link.



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Re: Here's the Intel chip that will be running in your Powerbook
Posted by: endymion
Date: December 23, 2005 09:23AM
With the addition of vector-based SIMD math units on PowerPC chips, as well as with adding 64-bit support, required adding a lot of silicon surface area and transistors to the G4 and G5 lines. With increasing silicon and transistors, you have increased heat and increased power consumption. As a result, the G4 and G5 architectures don't exactly match the low power / high performance profile that the G3 and 603 chips had established.

Bear in mind that your initial Intel-based offerings will be 32-bit and won't have anything approaching the altivec / SIMD / vector math units of the G4 and G5. So while your power consumption will go down and your clock speed might go up from current PowerPC offerings, your new laptop's chip won't be able to do anywhere near as much work as you could have done with SIMD.

However, most people won't notice that on web surfing, email, watching videos, playing games, or running photoshop filters. Only scientific applications will suffer any serious setback.
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