[RC5] Time to completion

Richard Freeman rfreeman at netaxs.com
Wed Nov 26 11:37:58 EST 1997

On Wed, 26 Nov 1997, Kevin van Haaren wrote:

> Computer speeds double about every 3 years.  CPU speeds double about
> every year (yes the two are different).  This is almost exclusively a
> CPU project so we should see an even faster increase.
> PowerPC is supposed to hit 1GHz in 98.

Sounds kind of like 'PowerPC's will revolutionize the market - they will
cost a fraction of an x86 and go twice as fast'...

As I recal, they ended up costing about the same, and performing about the
same...  Obviously some tasks go a little faster on one or the other...

I do agree that 1GHz will probably come around soon though - 98 might be
pushing it though...

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