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Inside the Machine by Jon Stokes

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Conclusion

x86 wasn’t the only consumer ISA to make the 64-bit leap in the first few years of the 21st century. IBM’s 970, more popularly known as the G5, brought the PowerPC ISA moved into the same commodity 64-bit desktop and server space as AMD’s Hammer. The next chapter will take an in-depth look at the G5, comparing it to the processors we’ve studied so far.

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