Re: Apple vs IBM
On Sat, 12 Jul 2003, Simon Mushi wrote:
> I would surely imagine that teh RS/6000 is tons more scaleable than the
> powerMac or Athlon and would have fewer I/O bottlenecks. Tell me something
> how many 604e's are included in that $9K price.
> On Sat, 12 Jul 2003 email@example.com wrote:
> > I have here a PowerMac 7300/200. It's CPU is, according to the kernel, a
> > PPC 604e at 200 Mhz.
> > It's CPU performance is nothing flash, my Athlon beats it hands down as
> > I'd expect.
> > Then I see this:
> > http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/pseries/hardware/workstations/
> > RS/6000 43P Model 150
> > from $8,805.00 IBM Web price*
> > Monitor not included
> > Power, performance and expandability to fit your budget.
> > · Choice of 250 or 375MHz PowerPC 604e
> > processors
> > · Starting with 128MB and growing to 1GB of
> > memory
> > · Ultra2 SCSI disk support/SSA RAID disk support
> > · Supports GXT135P and GXT4500P graphics
> > Now, 250 Mhz isn't a lot more than 200 Mhz. Sure its disk is faster, and
> > its a more-nicely specced machine, but it still has basically the same
> > CPU as is in my six-year-old Powermac. about the same age as my Pentium
> > II-233 system.
> > What's special about this IBM kit to justify its price?
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