• Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    Posts: 1423 from 2003/4/13

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    Fastest G4 is 1.7 GHz MPC7448 for 267 USD, which would need a northbridge chip and onboard controllers for everything. Fastest SoC G4 is 1.5 GHz MPC8641 for 379 USD, which would need onboard controllers for everything except Ethernet. Why not do as Jim suggested and settle with the 1.8 GHz quad-core T2080 for 140 USD instead, which has everything integrated except graphics and audio? It isn't a G4, but who cares as long as it has AltiVec?

    It is really sad there is nothing in the consumer price range to rival a G5.

    I know the Power8 would be a square peg trying to fit in a round hole and expensive as hell, but don't the individual cores clock up to 5Ghz? Ignoring the price issue for a second, wouldn't a Power8 be able to dethrone the G5 for fastest PPC on the desktop?
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