Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 6831 from 2003/5/22
> probably one of the reasons apple moved on to to intel?
Statement from an unnamed former IBM Manager who was involved in the negotiations between IBM and Apple:
"IBM had hoped to amortize the cost of PowerPC on Cell, the PowerPC-based chip design now used in the Sony PlayStation, some IBM severs, and IBM Roadrunner supercomputers. Big Blue was hoping to move Apple to Cell and then get the economies of scale there"http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10264290-64.html
So yes, the low performance of Cell in terms of general purpose computing might have contributed to Apple's decision to switch to Intel.