Friday, October 21, 2005

Thoughts on Apple's PowerPC-to-x86 Transition

This is a mildly interesting article. The question 'which Macs will get Intel chips?' is a good one. As this article reveals the answer is pretty clear to see. Also add to that the recent release of new iMac and PowerMac G5s it's plain to see those units won't be featuring Intel chips until at least mid-2006.

Read on:

Apple's PowerPC-to-x86 Transition in Question

In addition to Powerbooks I think the Mac Mini must be a logical candidate for Intel chips. A Pentium-M based Mac Mini would smoke the current Mac Mini with it's rather elderly PowerPC G4 chip. Pentium-M would also enable Apple to keep the Mini mini since the Pentium-M has amazing power management features.

If proof was needed here it is:

Intel copies the Mac Mini

2 Comments:

At 5:19 pm, Blogger James said...

Last I heard, the Mac mini is getting a 486DX4! Do you remember those daddies, now THAT was a real speed hike!

 
At 5:25 pm, Blogger Paul said...

Ahhh my first PC (that I actually owned) was an AMD 486 DX4-120. They were class chips!

The Intel 486 DX2-66 was really the first modern CPU. hhhmmm more on that later!

 

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