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Date: Around 1995


Question:
What is a best computer a Power Mac or a Pentium 66 mhz ?



Replies:
This is a question that is often asked, and will no doubt continued to be asked. Both systems offer or rather have their points, I would in the area of Pentium class look at the mhz units as opposed to the 60/66 units if possible, the early "Mercury Chipset" is not as "high performance as the "Neptune chip set. Also the recent Triton set is fine and geared for a greater mass appeal if we call it that as opposed to the Neptune set, though Triton as many limitations in the high power user area, I would go for the Neptune set. As far as the Mac go, I would wait for Apple to decide what they want to do, it is a good chance that they will switch to PCI architec- ture, I would wait for this, or look into a Mac clone. The power PC chip though in my opinion functions rather poorly in that platform as opposed to an IBM RS6000 unit. Keep in mind as far as taking something apart/building/ design,...and high performance mods the Mac is a limited platform, as compared to CISC or Intel Architecture. It is apparent that there are fewer and fewer developers in the Mac area, since the return is so small. The actual point of RISC processing in the power Mac is questionable for most users, the majority of SW is integer based so the fpu/npu system is of less importance as it is in math/engineering or imaging related programs hopes this sheds so light on the subject

H Przekop


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