Run Cooler ? Are you sure, I heard about 65W per processor, arround the same than dual core G5
Are faster ... ? I didn't see any benchmark showing this, only crazy numbers from Steve Jobs
Lower in price ? Nothing else to say than better material is ofen sold at a higher price.
Oh at least the MacPro is only cooled with big heat sinks instead of liquid cooling, i think i somewhere saw that the G5 MP's would be more close to or over 100W per processor.
Ok what else too look at, instead of Jobs or arstechnica 's crazy numbers in benchmarks? At least if the benchmark is running a common application and one will notice the difference.
The MacPro (24xxâ‚¬) is about 800â‚¬ lower in price as the G5 (32xxâ‚¬ German Apple Store prices), so yes maybe the PPC is better in design or maybe better to write Assembler programs for, but that's a good amount of money....and if you asked why Mac's are so high in price Apple always told you it was because of the very pricey PPC 970 Chips, more on that later.
One of the initial questions also was if Desktop PPC Chip development is dead, there were rumours about a PPC 980 (improved 970) i never heard of again....
As it seems (Searching for Data for this reply i read some articel on ppcnux.de) IBM takes the offensive road, even prices for the PPC 970 came out (which i have never seen before). And they don't look bad, so one will see. Maybe we will get a Roadmap from IBM too???