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i think apples used to be based on power processors weren't they?
Yep
But see IBM relese something... IT KILLS THE COMPETITION. Then no advances for 4 Years. So by the time the speed is needed people would have overtopped it by far. Like the G5 was like 3x a Pentium 4 But then the A64's Pentium D Core2's and stuff came out and made it seem slow. IBM makes one HUGE jump every few years were intel is littler jumps but constant.
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I want one lol.
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if it truly is 64bit..... then all we would need really is some vista drivers for the mobo correct? or is it that the instructions are handled differently?

im sure with alot of time... they could code a bios interface that tricks the pc into thinking its a normal chip... and when sending requests it gets translated.... would prob slow it down a bit.... but at that speed. a 5% drop in speed is noting
PowerPC is a RISC chip. The Pentium (and I believe the DUOs) are CISC (with some RISC aspects). Huge difference.

When Apple was running OSX on PowerPC, and then emulated Windows using VirtualPC it was really slow. The reason (as I had read) being one of the chips is little endian and the other is big endian. Virtual PC had to take instructions, reverse them and then send it to the PowerPC. Very slow.

http://www.cs.umass.edu/~verts/cs32/endian.html

Now, I believe there would be absolutely no reason why Apple couldn't release OSX for the Power 6 platform. They were already on it for 4-5+ years. Maybe Apple could release high end servers running Power 6, and keep using DUOs for consumers.
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