Anand smacks down Cell and Xenon processors

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by treblah, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. treblah macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2003

    Now I know that the 970 and the cores used in the Cell and Xenon are different but I am feeling much better about the switch to Intel.
    All you guys complaining about how IBM was screwing over Apple and giving MS 3.0GHz no longer need to worry. It was for the best.

    And for the icing:
  2. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
  3. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Posted this a while ago, here.

    but anyway, here's an alternate link to the article. It was taken down to protect Anandtech's developers who broke an NDA.

    The Anandtech article quoted in the original post:
    AnandTech Article Mirror

    We knew this a while ago though. Arstechnica pretty much agreed, with their article here:

    The XBox 360 processors are capable of doing half the instructions as a G5 processor at any point in time...

    Then there's the fact that the XBox 360 lacks out-of-order execution.

    Then the X360 suffers from deep pipelining...

    Then there's the cache...

    Now for the conclusion,

    And since the PS3 uses the same processor as the XBox 360, with a bunch of SPE's attached:

    I don't know why all you guys made a big deal about the PowerPC processors in the XBox 360, they're nowhere near a G5 ;)

    My quotes were from the Arstechnica article, definitely read the Anandtech one in the top of my post.
  4. StokeLee macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2005
    Stoke-on-Trent. Midlands, UK
    IVe read that three times, and ive still no idea what it meant.
    im still going to buy an Xbox 360 as i love the LIVE service.
    oh well :D
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    And for non-technical people as yourself, that's perfectly fine, no need to worry - some people just like a certain type of game, or the LIVE service for instance as you referenced, or simply like the platform "just cuz" and could care less about the actual performance of what's under the hood. As I say, nothing wrong with that at all. :)

    And thanks GFLPraxis for the detailed synopsis. :cool:

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