Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4967 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
Hmm, pretty good. And we are comparing a 2.5 GHz PPC to a higher clocked X64 cpu.
Bench averages look good, and the fpu scores clearly favor kvm/PPC.
If this was possible under Power 9, all the scores would favor Power/kvm.
And even on a 970FX it looks good.
No matter how hard you try to push Tabor, this is a better solution that would provide for multiple sessions with more power and a fully compatible standard fpu with AltiVec/VMX instructions.
What's more, the price of a Quad G5 is comparable (or lower) than a Tabor motherboard.
Add better performance under Linux, the ability to run OSX or BSD, and I know what platform I prefer.
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