intel(x86) vs PPC

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zap2, Jan 13, 2006.

?

PPC or Intel

  1. PPC

    7 vote(s)
    11.3%
  2. Intel(x86)

    34 vote(s)
    54.8%
  3. Not sure yet, need to see more intel Macs

    21 vote(s)
    33.9%
  1. zap2 macrumors 604

    zap2

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Location:
    Washington D.C
    #1
    Ok, we have the PPC to intel switch happing, so after seeing some intel macs what do you think?

    Did Steve call it right or could PPC have done just as good?
     
  2. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

    Joined:
    May 29, 2005
    Location:
    Illinois
  3. altair macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

    grapes911

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Location:
    Citizens Bank Park
    #4
    Not really a fair poll. Intel Processors don't yet run all programs, but they are faster and the wave of the future. I'll stick with PPC for another year or two. Intel after that.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #5

    Actually it's thread 173158. :)
     
  6. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

    Laser47

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Location:
    Maryland
    #6
    A year ago I would have said PPC, intel now

    Remember This? I guess they take it all back
     
  7. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Location:
    Cardiff, Wales
    #7
    No... at the time the Pentium 2 was awful. They haven't gone back on their word... the core duo is a new chip.
     
  8. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

    Laser47

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Location:
    Maryland
    #8
    Wow i cant believe I forgot how much the PII sucked, I remember using them in middle school.
     
  9. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

    yankeefan24

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2005
    Location:
    NYC
    #9
    give me a redesigned macbook pro (no isight) or a whatever is in my signiture now, and i would say intel. but right now, im not sure.
     
  10. jimthorn macrumors 6502a

    jimthorn

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2003
    Location:
    Huntington Beach, CA, USA
    #10
    PPC for now. Intel next year. I still need to use Virtual PC for some work-related stuff and it's only PPC for now. But like it or not, the switchover has definitely begun.
     
  11. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Location:
    Gone but not forgotten.
    #11
    I don't think there is much of a question, we aren't seeing much progress with PPC.

    If you need current applications that haven't been converted and you need to work today, you'll have to go with PPC machines.

    If you have less strict needs, you should go for the Core Duo machines because performance in the long run will be much better.
     
  12. puckhead193 macrumors G3

    puckhead193

    Joined:
    May 25, 2004
    Location:
    NY
    #12
    we will have to see real numbers when they start shipping....
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    Working for MI-6
    #13
    Intel! :)

    While I still love my iBook G4 and Power Mac G5, the future is clearly with Intel- Steve made the right choice (I hope).
     

    Attached Files:

  14. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

    ~Shard~

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2003
    Location:
    1123.6536.5321
    #14
    My vote is for Intel - perhaps not for what they've done so far, since we're just getting started, not all the apps run natively on x86 yet, etc., but rather for where they will be in a few months, and ultimately by the end of 2006 when all Macs are Intel-based. :cool:
     
  15. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2003
    #15
    I vote for Intel, I would prefer AMD, but what can we do?
     
  16. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    Working for MI-6
    #16
    lilstewart92, you can't use the old Intel logo, you have to use the new one. ;) :)
     

    Attached Files:

  17. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    Working for MI-6
    #17
    Ah yes, Athlon 64 FX & Athlon 64 X2...such amazing chips! :)
     

    Attached Files:

  18. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

    ~Shard~

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2003
    Location:
    1123.6536.5321
    #18
    Not the best when it comes to stability though, no? So I've heard at least...
     
  19. generik macrumors 601

    generik

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2005
    Location:
    Minitrue
    #19
    PPC last year
    Intel this year
    AMD next year
    PPC again in 5 years time! :D
     
  20. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

    ~Shard~

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2003
    Location:
    1123.6536.5321
    #20
    And then in an unprecedented move, Steve Jobs will announce that Apple is moving to Sun chips! :eek: :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
  21. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    #21
    Wierd Al suggested Doritos in "It's All About the Pentiums" but I agree that Sun Chips are far superior. :D
     
  22. dubbz macrumors 68020

    dubbz

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2003
    Location:
    Alta, Norway
    #22
    I've had no problems with stability, though unlike Intel, AMD (mostly) leave to others to make chipsets for their CPUs, and stability can vary between the different chipset makers.

    VIA had some really bad chipsets back in the days before Athlon 64. Truly horrible ones; truly painful. I've heard they've improved much lately, but I stick to NVIDIA anyway.


    And I voted for x86. I think it's one of the best things they could do at this point. (or worst... we'll see :p)
     
  23. iMeowbot macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    #23
    Well yeah, have you seen the keynote video, the part where Paul Otellini comes out? :)
     
  24. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

    ~Shard~

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2003
    Location:
    1123.6536.5321
    #24
    Thanks for the clarification on this, that's essentially what I was referring to.
     
  25. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    Working for MI-6
    #25
    I had an Athlon 64 3000+ in a HP Pavilion notebook about a year ago (sold it for my iBook G4) and it ran fine....well, as fine as windows xpee would allow it... :rolleyes: :)

    But as dubbz has said, the instability that you are referring to probably has something to do with rogue chipsets.
     

Share This Page