View Full Version : More info about the new PowerMac's

Jun 19, 2003, 08:48 AM
Appearently Apple will release 2 new power mac's the lower end will be a G5 with a clock speed of 1.6GHz at 0.15 micron, the High end model will include the long rumord IBM's 970 chips also at 0.15 micron.
That's why there will probablky will be two colored boxes a white one and a gray, because they are basicly 2 completley diffrent technologies.

Info has been taken from:

Jun 19, 2003, 09:21 AM
From the above URL in case you can't reach it:

>PowerMac G5/1600 MHz. (Motorola/IBM core 0,15 micron) - - *
>PowerMac 970, 1800 MHz. (Motorola/IBM core 0,15 micron), 64 bit

Hrmm...Maybe Motorola is making a G5 that is 1600 Mhz, and the 970 is its own processor. Very interesting!

Sun Baked
Jun 19, 2003, 09:40 AM
This list is missing quite a few CURRENT Macs to take it too seriously.

iBooks @ 800/900 MHz
PowerBook 12 & 17
eMac @ 800/1Ghz - $799
iMac @ 1GHz
PowerMac @ 1.4 GHz
XServe @ 1.33 GHz

Other than that, these guys look like they're full of crap for tacking two lines on very old price/computer lists.

Jun 19, 2003, 10:42 AM
Hmm, interesting, I always thought the PPC970 was/is manufactured in .13 SOI micron process, hence the fishkill plant. In fact, IBM has even stated that it will be manufactured in .13 SOI.

"The PowerPC 970 is designed in IBM 0.13-micron CMOS silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology and will be manufactured in IBM's new state-of-the-art 300-mm facility in East Fishkill, NY. Sampling is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2003 with production expected in the second half of 2003."

These guys are full of it. :rolleyes:

Jun 19, 2003, 10:45 AM
well i think it is :


there are pretty many models missing,
the ppc 970 is produced in 130nm (see ibm ppc 970 informations )