Can any cortex A execute PowerPC code natively

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  1. Yil
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    So you can say run xbox, wii u or old pc code on arm processors without loss.
    Which IBM might have some support
     
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    Of course it can't, the Cortex A line is ARM, PowerPC is... well, PowerPC. They have completely different instruction sets and although there's always some overlap, I wouldn't call it native support. By the way, the Xbox and PC (I'm assuming you mean IBM Compatible) are both x86, they have nothing to do with PowerPC, I think you might be thinking about old Macs.
     
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    I am pretty sure both xbox 360 and wii u use powerpc, and IBM and ARM have shared some tech
     
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    I forgot
    He was talking about the original Xbox, since you didn't actually say Xbox 360 in your OP.

    Regardless, he'd still be right anyways.