RISC processors dominate the embedded market and gaming consoles. Even Microsoft ditched the x86 processor in favor of PowerPC for the XBOX 360. In high performance computing 4 of the top 5 fastests supercomputers are based on the PowerPC. So why has there been this aversion to RISC processors in the general market? Even Apple went to intel. What makes RISC so attractive for gaming and not fit for our world of word processors and email?