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law guy
Jun 7, 2005, 09:25 PM
Okay, so in response to a question in another thread about whether PCs could also support 8 gigs of RAM, I went and looked on the Dell site having recalled seeing 8 gigs there on a 64 bit system. I was astonished to see 16 GB of DDR 2 available on the Precision line (dual processor 64 bit Xeon MP capable). http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/precn_670?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd

Combine that with hardware out there like the 512 MB nVidia cards and it starts to sound like the type of set up that would make a dream system.

PMs with dual 64 bit 3.6 GHz Xeons and internal SCSI raids spinning at 12,000, 16 GB of DDR2, 512 MB (or a dual linked SLI set up) of PCIe-x16 graphics... there is the potential for some amazing Power Macs.

CanadaRAM
Jun 8, 2005, 01:33 AM
12,00 RPM? new drives were announced too? ;)

Your fantasy is a good one...even though in 1.5 to 2 years, the state of the art will probably not look much like that, but will probably be better.

oingoboingo
Jun 8, 2005, 01:50 AM
Whoops. Send this one to the Wasteland

law guy
Jun 8, 2005, 08:21 AM
12,00 RPM? new drives were announced too? ;)

Your fantasy is a good one...even though in 1.5 to 2 years, the state of the art will probably not look much like that, but will probably be better.

No - just thinking about internal PM SCSI drives that spin at 10,000 to 15,000 RPM (and are sadly very expensive) and an SCSI Ultra 360 interface as BTO option.