A RISC microprocessor architecture designed by a consortium headed by Apple, IBM and Motorola. Used in Apple Macintoshes and clones, Amiga processor upgrades, Genesi PEGASOS systems, IBM pSeries and RS/6000 servers, and Nintendo GameCubes.
The XBox 2 is going to use a PowerPC chip? Fat chance.
by Catherine of Sinai February 29, 2004
What Apple Computer's switched from after announcing new computers containing Intel microprocessors.

Used in high end servers, Legacy Apple Computers, Xbox 360, Nintendo Game Cube, Playstation 3 (Part of the Cell Microprocessor) and various Embedded devices.

Manufactured primarily by IBM and Motorola.
James: PowerPC RULEZ!
Steve: Then why doesn't Microsoft use it?
James: They use it in Xbox 360!
Steve: Okay, then why did apple STOP using it?
James: ...
Steve: It's okay man, denial is the first stage.
James: <cries>
by vaxt February 20, 2006
A type of processor used in newer Macintosh computers
"The new iMac has a PowerPC G4 processor
by Anonymous April 15, 2003

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