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PPC970
Authored by: mahze on May 17, '03 03:16:23PM

What is it?



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PPC970
Authored by: robg on May 18, '03 07:52:00AM
The PPC970 is the "PowerPC 970," a new PowerPC chip from IBM. Basically, it's scaled down from a high-end server CPU, and then has Altivec support added in. Ars Technica has a couple great articles (1, 2) that provide much more info on the chip.

But the most interesting reading about the PPC970 and Macs is probably on MacBidouille, a French Mac site. They published some rumored benchmark results from early PPC970-based Macs. Whether they're true or not, of course, is complete speculation. Nonetheless, they make for interesting reading.

-rob.

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