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New and Noteworthy: The 64-bit landscape

New and Noteworthy: The 64-bit landscape

The 64-bit landscape An Austin-American Statesman article compares real-world results of the Power Macintosh G5 and an AMD 64-bit Athlon-based system, noting that both machines leave Intel's Pentium, and their predecessors, behind. "I recorded my 55-minute music CD, converting it into the Advanced Audio Coding format. It took 3 minutes, 56 seconds on the G5 system with Apple's iTunes 4. The G4, with only 256 megabytes of memory, didn't fare so well: It took just more than 8 minutes." More.

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