G4 = 32 bit ?

Posted by: Anonymous

G4 = 32 bit ? - 05/29/01 02:39 PM

I thought the G4 was a 128 bit processor ? But the text in one of the news items on Macminute says its 32 bit. So whats it ?<br><br>Vijay<br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: G4 = 32 bit ? - 05/29/01 02:53 PM

yes and no... go here for complete info... specifically, the 7410 and 7450 processors<br><br>~~~<br>"Our civil rights have no dependence upon our religious opinions more than our opinions in physics or geometry." --Thomas Jefferson
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: G4 = 32 bit ? - 05/29/01 04:18 PM

Couldn't make any sense of it there. Could you post a small synopsis, if it isn't too much ? Thanks.<br><br>Vijay<br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: G4 = 32 bit ? - 05/30/01 12:26 AM

The G4 is a 32-bit processor. However, it has a special unit called the Velocity Engine (altivec) on the processor, which is a 128-bit processing unit.<br><br>The 7450 has several specialised vector units.<br>I believe the G5 is 64-bit...<br><br>Cipher13<br><br>