I do not wish to start a Mac versus Intel/Windows/PC war, but rather I am honestly asking because I don't know the answer to the following question...
From Apple's Web site and advertisements, the PowerMac G4 is supposed to be over twice as fast as the fastest Pentium III based WIntel PC. However, with AMD and Intel breaking the 1.0 gigahertz landmark, how can a PowerMac G4 with half CPU speed be twice as fast the Wintel PC? Is Apple's claim correct, or is their claim based upon a 1 year old Pentium III 500mghz Intel CPU?
---------- Below taken from www.apple.com
The new Power Mac G4. This is not just the fastest Mac in history. It’s the fastest personal computer in history. And it’s supported by a library of mainstream and high-end software titles optimized to take advantage of its scorching speed.
Rather than being just 35% faster, the new Power Mac G4 is more than twice as fast as the fastest Pentium III-based PCs.*