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Kamran A
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Icon 1 posted December 19, 2002 07:23      Profile for Kamran A   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Holy crap. Can't wait till this thing comes out!

So! No more 100Mhz increments eh? Very cool 8)

http://www.siliconstrategies.com/story/OEG20020909S0098

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SpikeSpiegel
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Icon 1 posted December 19, 2002 10:01      Profile for SpikeSpiegel     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
wow you are a sad sad man

intel blows the big one

besides amd was already looking into making a 10 ghz processor in 2001 saying it should be ready within a few years so it should be just in time to make all the dell users envious

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Charisma
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Icon 1 posted December 19, 2002 10:06      Profile for Charisma   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If you read MacAddict or Macworld, check out the article on the technical reasons why the G4 processor is faster than the P4.

You've been taken hostage by the megaherz myth.

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NefariousAnthony
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Icon 1 posted December 19, 2002 11:50      Profile for NefariousAnthony   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Besides, its been a while since Apple has introduced a new chip, so they are bound to release something spectacular in the next year or so . . . I hope . . .
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Lex
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Icon 1 posted December 19, 2002 12:41      Profile for Lex   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
IBM PowerPC 970, I think it is called?

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G-3PO
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Icon 1 posted December 20, 2002 06:52      Profile for G-3PO     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I hate having to explain the Mhz myth to all my n00b PC using friends (and aeven a few non-n00bs), but Im going to assume everyone here knows what it is. In any case, I'd like to say that even though I dont believe apple's "Twice as fast" motto, I DO believe that a 1Ghz g4 (mirrored drive door) would best a 1.7 Ghz Pentium4. I hope to make an informal test between my dad's powerbook (800 Mhz 133mhz bus) against my school's computers (1.7 Ghz p4) and see how the g4 does...

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GMx

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Icon 2 posted December 20, 2002 07:37      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This Joy of Tech series explains it all. [Wink]
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SpikeSpiegel
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Icon 1 posted December 20, 2002 19:41      Profile for SpikeSpiegel     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
thank god AMD wasnt up there as they dont believe in the megahertz myth [Smile]

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted December 20, 2002 21:02      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
While I'm aware of the principle of the Megahertz Myth, it's relatively irrefutable that a P4/4.47GHz is going to be the fastest for a bit, given that it might be on a part with a [nonexistant] ~2.2GHz PowerPC G* chip. However, for the most part, it is an absolutely useless thing - there's not much that really needs that kind of speed. Only recently have I found one task that makes a difference on my P4/1.7GHz machine at work - my perl analysis program flies. It probably used to take 1-2 minutes on the PII/400, and it takes <=30 seconds on my new machine. Things are really good when the network is quiet, since the data is stored on a server down the hall - and pins the switch port to a solid amber.

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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2002 05:53      Profile for ASM65816   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'd have to search around a bit, but Architecture changes are where you might see systems running faster despite having the same CPU's.

Apple's new Dual G4's are faster than the old Dual G4's (for ones clocked at the same MHz).

Who knows, maybe one day you'll take your cell phone and attach various LEGO-like blocks to it, depending on whether you want to use it as a File Server, a Video Game, or a Financial Analysis Tool.
[Wink]
or you could use it to make a phone call !!!

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