quote: It was, at the time. For instance, my old iBook G4 (single core @ 1.33GHz) is only about 20% slower at video encoding than a Core2 Duo (T7500) Mobile (dual core @ 2.2GHz) with a faster bus and faster RAM (and yes, the encoder is multi-threaded and takes advantage of both cores). Same software running on both machines.
quote: If your single core G4 is anywhere near the speed of your dual core, Core2 Duo, your machine is really, really messed up. (Or you're using Quicktime, in which case your craptastic performance is because Quicktime on Windows is horrible).
quote: Apple's main push to x86 was *because* their laptops were VASTLY inferior to x86's laptop chips. Not by a little bit, but by a LOT.
quote: Disagree all you want, unless you've got some benchmarks to back that up (and there aren't any), it's just wishful thinking.
quote: The bottom line is that the PPC CPUs are clock for clock much faster than even Intel's latest CPUs. Intel is beating them with clock speed and performance/watt. That's the whole reason for Apple's switch to Intel CPUs.