Jay Carlson has put together a page that compares the PowerPC G3 and G4 to Pentium 3 and Athlon, based on Linux benchmarks. The numbers do not bode well for the PowerPC, which falls short in performance and far short in value. Carlson notes, however, that hardware alone may not be at fault. “Before I started looking at this, my gut feeling was that PPC should be 20% faster than equiv clocked Pentiums. Now my gut feeling is that gcc’s code generator kinda sucks.”