Motorola's 1.6GHz PowerPC G5

The Register has an exclusive on Motorola's latest:
Motorola taped out the PowerPC 8500 - aka the G5 - last week and is set to go into volume production real soon now at speeds of up to 1.6GHz - a higher clock speed than AMD's latest-generation, 'Palomino' Athlon is expected to ship at - The Register has learned.
If true, a head-to-head comparison between PC's and Macs is looking much more viable.
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