“Microprocessor Watch, perhaps the most respected technical publication for the microprocessor industry, has weighed in with an analysis of Apple’s claims. The verdict of senior editor Peter Glaskowsky: Apple’s PowerPC G5 processors have transformed the Mac platform into a ‘viable competitor’ to today’s fastest PCs,” reports David Frith in his column “The Barrow” for AustralianIT.com.
“…in words that will be regarded as pure gold at Apple headquarters, Glaskowsky sums up: ‘Though Apple continues to insist that its Power Mac systems are desktops, their features and performance outstrip those of any mainstream PC desktop. In comparison with dual-processor PC workstations, Apple can claim performance and price leadership,'” Frith reports.
“To The Barrow’s ears that sounds like an endorsement of the G5 as the fastest PC on the planet after all,” Frith concludes.
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