[RC5] Time to completion

Kevin van Haaren KvanHaaren at HNTB.com
Wed Nov 26 11:47:05 EST 1997


It depends on how fast they can get the copper using chips up to snuff.
I imagine Intel will be right behind them (PPC has never gotten the
large MHz jump over Intel that it was supposed too).

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Richard Freeman [SMTP:rfreeman at netaxs.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, November 26, 1997 10:38 AM
> To:	'rc5 at llamas.net'
> Subject:	RE: [RC5] Time to completion
> 
> 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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