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post #31 of 41
Forget about gaming support on it. I dont think any games were ever made for the Power architecture, except for the older Macs, and you probably wont be able to drop in a Power-6 CPU into a Mac.

And in order to make it run at 5GHz, they probably had to make it an in-order execution processor, which isnt very good for gaming anyway. Nope this is going to be a number-cruncher, most likely intended for the supercomputer market.
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Hmm...I remember when this was all announced on betanews a year or more ago. They were hoping to reach 6ghz then, and had 5ghz speeds confirmed.

What I remember off the top of my head(may be slightly innaccurate):
-Power6 FPU @ 5.0ghz is roughly like a 7.5ghz C2D FPU
-Power6 ALU is weak by comparison; I think it was supposed to match a P4 in that regard.

So for servers/forums....not so hot. For rendering or folding...w00t!
     
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post #33 of 41
intel and amd are just kiddies in the cpu market. this shows it's still IBM who's the technological super power. they just don't show it.
    
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post #34 of 41
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
Hmm...I remember when this was all announced on betanews a year or more ago. They were hoping to reach 6ghz then, and had 5ghz speeds confirmed.

What I remember off the top of my head(may be slightly innaccurate):
-Power6 FPU @ 5.0ghz is roughly like a 7.5ghz C2D FPU
-Power6 ALU is weak by comparison; I think it was supposed to match a P4 in that regard.

So for servers/forums....not so hot. For rendering or folding...w00t!
But its not released yet, so how do you know this?
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post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by Jori View Post
But its not released yet, so how do you know this?
It was released by Betanews, why don't you ask them? Everything he said makes perfect sense.
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post #36 of 41
Did you guys know that the "Core" architecture was developed from the PentiumIII and Centrino architectures?
I bet you didn't......
So when you say it could be like a 5.0ghz PIII, that doesn't mena it would be slow!!!!!!
Actually my 800mhz PIII is faster in some stuff than my 1.8ghz Athlon(not lots of stuff, but some).
i think a 5.0Ghz PIII would be like a 6.5 ghz PIV IMO.
post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
I hear this a lot. And it is completely wrong. Higher clocks do result in higher performance, every time.

but... noobs totally base their build on clock speeds... someone will buy a 3.2ghz P4 instead of a 2.6 Athloin64 because of the clock...

yes a 3.2ghzP4 is better then a 3.0ghz P4... but netburst killed its performance
    
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701 View Post
All I see IBM doing is riding on the consoles.
I mean look at the Xbox360 , ps3 , Wii
They all IBM powerpc cores.

This I see as just a side project.
    
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Originally Posted by ELmo1989 View Post
All I see IBM doing is riding on the consoles.
I mean look at the Xbox360 , ps3 , Wii
They all IBM powerpc cores.

This I see as just a side project.
Hahahahah! You're blinded then!

The G3 and Xenos are the side projects!
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post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by Du@lGeEk View Post
Did you guys know that the "Core" architecture was developed from the PentiumIII and Centrino architectures?
I bet you didn't......
So when you say it could be like a 5.0ghz PIII, that doesn't mena it would be slow!!!!!!
Actually my 800mhz PIII is faster in some stuff than my 1.8ghz Athlon(not lots of stuff, but some).
i think a 5.0Ghz PIII would be like a 6.5 ghz PIV IMO.

Thats actually pretty common knowledge I would say, and the 800mhz pentium 3 wasnt as fast, so I call bs .

Actually to be more specific, the Pentium-M was based off of the Pentium III Tualatin I think was the core name. Then the Core was based off of the Pentium-M, and the Core 2 is based off the Core architecture.
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