"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
"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
"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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