I hate to burst the bubble, but if this is true for the time being, it might not be for long. PC chipsets like nVidia's n-force not only work for AMD chips, but they are also being produced for Intel's cpu's, like the p!!! in the xBox. But there was also rumor that the chipset could be adopted tby apple, making most of the difference in the platform, cpu based. Of course the bios and north bridge would differ a little as well.Originally posted by ThE OutsiDer
Admiral that demo was only part theory, no actual mac app ran so far.
I doubt it can do what it says, remember architecture matters not just the chip.
However there is a mac emulator on amiga that runs it almost perfect. But then again thats ppc on ppc.
Another thing: how can cisc hope to emulate risc?
Actually The Itanium isn't a RISC proccessor. It uses a new type of instruction set called VLWID, and I was not comparing Intel crap to RISC architecture. I was mainly speaking of the Athlon, which is the most RISC-like of all x86 processors. Besides, Motorola and AMD have been working on all kinds of projects together. I wonder if they got some architectural ideas from them. Oh and risc processors don;t have to be defined by a low clock frequency. They do complete more IPC than most x86 processors, but the reason why they have a low clock speed is because they don;t have very many cache pipelines. If Intel or AMD put 40 instruction operators in their cpu they could have a 200MHz cpu that performs better than a 2GHz cpu with only 6.Originally posted by ThE OutsiDer
G3 G4 are more cisc-like...Now I've heard it all....
If x86 are more risc like now then why dont they inherant RISC properties like low voltage, heat disapation scalability etc...?
I have heard this arguement been proven wrong so many times, the demo Rubenstein showed about MHZ myth was even more proof, when Intel does go 64 bit risc they will be scaleded back to 800mhz...