Xbox to Switch to PowerPC

The chip that powers the Macintosh will soon be in Microsoft’s gaming console. That’s good news for IBM and a bad sign for Intel. [Wired News]

Certainly no shortage of news on this one…though the most interesting tidbit I picked up is that it may be the first move by Microsoft in enabling Windows on non-Intel silicon. Apparently they will use the VPC core acquired with Connectix to enable backwards-compatibility with the current x-box system. The device will use (in theory as it is still not confirmed) a chip that will be essentially the same as the current G5 used by Apple.

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