The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) has published its benchmark scores for Motorola's MPC7455, the so-called 'Apollo' chip used to power 933MHz and dual-1GHz Power Mac G4s.

The organization is impressed by the chip's showing. Markus Levy, EEMBC president, said: "The performance of the chip is tremendous. But it is equally significant that this performance has been certified according to objective, unbiased benchmarks that the majority of microprocessor vendors in the world have agreed on."

Motorola has two breeds of Apollo chip - one for the embedded processor market, for devices such as mobile phones, and the other for personal computers.

EEMBC tests chip performance using up to 46 different parameters, each representing a different workload and capability in telecom, networking, consumer, office automation, and automotive industrial applications.

"The MPC7455 sets new records in all five of the application areas that EEMBC benchmarks target," said Bill Dunnigan, corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola's computing platform division: "Beyond their sheer magnitude, the basis of these scores in real-world applications allows us to provide customers with objective, specific measures of the record-breaking performance the MPC7455 will deliver."

Full benchmark scores are available from the organization's Web site.