Apple switching to IBM as Motorola fumbles PowerPC franchise

Even respected news sources are reporting that Apple will be switching to the PowerPC 970 — a 1.8 GHz, 32/64-bit PowerPC processor that IBM is announcing today. This is welcome news if you’re a Macintosh-using digital media creator.

Today, the fastest Motorola PowerPC processor runs at a pathetic 1.25 GHz while Intel’s fastest Pentium 4 runs at 2.8 GHz. Although there’s truth to the megahertz myth, things are pretty sad when even the fastest dual-proccessor Mac can’t trounce the fastest single-processor PC. The PowerPC 970 will be available in quantity in the second half of 2003. Link Link