Motorola G5 vs IBM
Chip Geek provides some notes from an afternoon session at the Microprocessor Forum. In it, they discuss Motorola's future role with respect to the G5:
- Apparently, Motorola may cede the Apple market to IBM and make the G5 an embedded chip. Although the G5 should sport a 10-stage pipeline, contain copper interconnects and SOI, operate at 1.6GHz, and contain an on-chip memory controller, the chip will probably not be competitive with other offerings.
The accuracy of this information is unclear, but confirms what many have suspected.