NewSientist journalists found interesting information about NASA Perseverance rover that landed on Mars
It turns out that the rover runs on a processorPowerPC 750. The same chip was used in the 1998 iMac G3 computers. It is a single-core processor that is based on a 32-bit architecture. The SoC operates at a maximum frequency of 233 MHz and has 6 million transistors.
Naturally, for the Perseverance rover, the processorThe PowerPC 750 has been slightly modified to operate in temperatures from -55 to -125 ℃. This upgrade of the chip increased its cost to $ 200,000.
By the way, Apple used the PowerPC 750 SoC until 2005. Then the company switched to Intel chips.
Source: NewSientist, MacRumors</ p>