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eWeek: Transmeta's Crusoe: Who loves ya, baby?

Nov 30, 2000, 19:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

"While the code-morphing software that enables the Crusoe chip to carry out x86 instructions does require additional overhead -- Sony's Transmeta notebook ships with 128MB of RAM, compared to 64MB for its Intel version -- the tests we've done suggest that the Transmeta chip isn't solely to blame for the disappointing benchmark numbers."

"PC Magazine reported a Business Winstone 99 benchmark score for the Transmeta-powered Sony machine of 9.7, which isn't much worse than the 12.2 at which eWEEK Labs benchmarked its Intel-driven brother."

"It remains to be seen how Transmeta's processors perform in the LongRun. If nothing else, however, these early numbers offer reason to believe that Transmeta's chip has something to offer beyond just the niche and appliance spaces."

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