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Heat and power consumption

Message #1 - Posted 2005/06/07 - zoara

So.

Paranoid blather aside (note sig), how do Intel's current chips rate against PPC for power consumption and heat output per performance unit? Roughly?

-zoara-

6th June 2005: Hell freezes over.

Message #2 - Posted 2005/06/07 - zoara

zoara wrote:

So.

Paranoid blather aside (note sig), how do Intel's current chips rate against PPC for power consumption and heat output per performance unit? Roughly?

Oooh.

http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000157045779/

PPC = 15 integer performance units per watt
Intel = 70 ipu/watt

Sound reasonable? Sounds like nonsense to me.

-z-

6th June 2005: Hell freezes over.

Message #3 - Posted 2005/06/07 - Martin

Previously, zoara wrote:

PPC = 15 integer performance units per watt Intel = 70 ipu/watt

Sound reasonable? Sounds like nonsense to me.

Same nonsense that Steve was quoting in the Keynote - why do you think that it's nonsense?

It's the reason you don't have a G5 Boko.

Martin

Message #4 - Posted 2005/06/07 - PeterD

zoara wrote:

zoara wrote:

So.

Paranoid blather aside (note sig), how do Intel's current chips rate against PPC for power consumption and heat output per performance unit? Roughly?

Oooh.

http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000157045779/

PPC = 15 integer performance units per watt
Intel = 70 ipu/watt

Sound reasonable? Sounds like nonsense to me.

Maybe it's the flops per watt that Apple have been relying on.

Pd

Message #5 - Posted 2005/06/07 - zoara

zoara wrote:

zoara wrote:

So.

Paranoid blather aside (note sig), how do Intel's current chips rate against PPC for power consumption and heat output per performance unit? Roughly?

Oooh.

http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000157045779/

PPC = 15 integer performance units per watt
Intel = 70 ipu/watt

Sound reasonable? Sounds like nonsense to me.

Turns out it was something Jobs said, but I suspect half a dozen of you have pointed that out while I've been offline... ;)

Any meaningful comparisons anywhere?

-z-

6th June 2005: Hell freezes over.

Message #6 - Posted 2005/06/07 - zoara

Martin wrote:

Previously, zoara wrote:

PPC = 15 integer performance units per watt Intel = 70 ipu/watt

Sound reasonable? Sounds like nonsense to me.

Same nonsense that Steve was quoting in the Keynote - why do you think that it's nonsense?

PPC puts out five times the heat of Intel? That's why I think it's nonsense. Though I suppose as it doesn't specify *which* chips from each family, it could be a comparison between G5 and Pentium M...

-z-

6th June 2005: Hell freezes over.

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