Thread: x86 & PPC & Sparc?
06-12-2004, 05:37 AM #1LuniXGuestx86 & PPC & Sparc?
I really noticed buying a Mac with a G4 would be worth my money. I switched to Mac for the CPU mostly. It's like brests (don't take this the wrong way): Is bigger better? Well yes, but the shape is most important, usually too big is nasty likewise, smaller is nasty too.
x86 wants too bee as big as possible (Ghz) but we see that they are making new CPU's with lowers Hz like the Opteron & iTanium, likewise "playboy" who now selects smaller brests as they use too doo.
PPC wouldn't mind beeing big but minds it's shape to be nice and started bringing "TWO" to peaple a lot sooner (i don't mean invented), and although i like amazones one brest is less then two . Though PPC also comes wrapped in very nice clothes, and this means she's gonna cost ya
Sparc, here's my problem. What the heel is with these things, I've looked over benchmarks all over the Web. But it seems to be just a little but better than a PIII and currently around $1000 for a 500Mhz ??? Does anyone know anything about these Sun Machines.
I really like Solaris so i considerd a Sun but went to Apple instead since i know how nice Mac's are from 3rd party experiences. And now from 1st hand
: old machine : 900Mhz AMD, 512Mb 133 Mhz RAM, Nvidia TNT2 16Mb
: new machine : 800Mhz G4 , 384 Mb 133 Mhz RAM, ATi Radeon 7500 32 Mb
06-12-2004, 12:26 PM #2d4rr3nGuestOriginally Posted by LuniX
PPC's aren't the only dual cpu setups you can run. Dual cpu's are very good at multitasking and can show a nice improvement if the programs you are using truely take full advantage of your dual-cpu setup. Sadly, not many programs do :mad: A dual setup will generally run worse than a single cpu setup in programs that do not support dual cpus.
06-12-2004, 01:21 PM #3
06-12-2004, 02:37 PM #4LuniXGuest
i know about the dual, but i typed in a hurry
My question is rather: does anybody know what the deal is with the Sparc, ik know the deal with the ppc now, at first hand experience
But paying $1000 for a 500Mhz Sparc??? what kind of pipelines are that?
06-12-2004, 07:16 PM #5
06-12-2004, 08:12 PM #6LuniXGuestOriginally Posted by witeshark
The guys from Gentoo seem to mhave made a Sparc version so i'm ready for some Sparcling action if it's worth it.
Not ever, neglecting Apple btw :cool: !
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