PowerPC 970 speculation

“Apple would have to be crazy not to use this part,” said Peter Glaskowsky, editor-in-chief of the Microprocessor Report, which hosts the annual Microprocessor Forum. “Its performance will be in the upper reaches of any CPU. Apple would be able to produce for the first time machines that not only have great performance but support full 64-bit addressing.” The real question is not whether 64-bit is coming to the desktop, but “how much of that capability will really be used,” said Dean McCarron, principal of Mercury Research (Phoenix). “Apple’s in a better position than AMD to use it aggressively since they control their own OS.” As reported by EE Times here.

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