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1992–2005[]

PowerPC wordmark
Designer:  Unknown
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Launched:  1992

PowerPC was a reduced instruction set computer instruction set architecture (RISC ISA) developed jointly by Apple Computer, IBM, and Motorola, in what was known as the AIM alliance or PowerPC alliance. It was developed to compete against the proliferation of Wintel (a portmanteau Intel and Windows) computer systems in the early 1990s. Apple Inc. (neé Computer) continued using PowerPC as their processor architecture of choice until 2005, when they announced that they were to transition to x86-based Intel processors for all their machines.


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