IBM’s PowerPC 970FX—the processor used in new Xserves from Apple—has been declared “the best desktop processor of 2003.” The chip has won the In-Sat/MDR analyst choice awards, which are granted in conjunction with Microprocessor Report. Based on IBM’s Power4 server processor, the 970FX is “offers all the advantages of the preceding PowerPC 970 processor—known by Mac users as the G5 that powers Apple’s new professional desktop Macs—but has a higher top speed and requires significantly less power and heat,” according to Macworld UK.