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Dear CPU Scorekeeper

The one part that bugs me is, first of all, the inclusion of the PowerPC parts (G3). Everything else is x86. You might as well throw in the Alpha if you do that. Then, to say that a 266MHz G3 outperforms a Pentium III 500? That certainly doesn't follow in real world performance.

I understand that you take this stuff from a variety of sources and such. I'd drop the Mac stuff, unless you are comparing PowerPC chips to PowerPC chips, or using a more reliable source than an Apple ad. Other than that, the comparisons look pretty much in line.

- - Rob, May 1999

See the questionCPU Scorekeeper Responds

I took your advice and adjusted the G3 scores based upon some more realistic testing.

Though the site is primarily focussed on PC's, specific G3's have been included ever since the iMac brought Apple back into the mainstream focus of computer buyers. For the sake of interest, more than anything.

We are not intending to provide speed comparisons among the full PowerPC line at this time, as respective CPU clockspeeds can do that. In the x86 world, the luxury of increased competition (Cyrix aside) has also increased the complexity of having to compare one manufacturer's CPU's with another's. The CPU Scorecard accomplishes that rather well, we feel.

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