View Full Version : Mac Expo New York and onward...
Apr 12, 2001, 11:52 PM
MysteryMacMan claims "Mac's Expo in New York will be having a for sure 1 Ghz PowerMac G4, and most likely a Dual Processor 733 Mhz G4. iMac's should be reaching speeds of 750Mhz, along with the iBook, will be reaching speeds of 550Mhz. Mac's rumored "G5" chip is supposedly in the making, and should be around the corner next MacWorld, NewYork. "
However, this seems to be a large part of "wishful thinking" than anything concrete... though MacOS Rumors (http://www.macosrumors.com) does coincide somewhat...
[Apple] will introduce new motherboard features like
Double Data Rate SDRAM will also sport PowerPC
7450 processors starting at 733MHz. Other models
would include processors at 800, 866, 933, and
Of course, we all know Motorola has been the limiting factor... but their new 0.13-micron fabrication process (http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/0104/10.m
ot.shtml) gives us some hope:
Motorola is currently sampling embedded
processors fabricated using the 0.13-micron process,
which it intends to begin shipping in volume in the
second quarter of this year.
Apr 13, 2001, 02:42 AM
The "Mystery Man" uses AOL. Sounds like a know-nothing newbie to me. I'd take his claims with a half grain of salt.
Apr 13, 2001, 02:42 PM
Why do we need four different speeds in a 200 MHz range? The higher speeds are always in high demand. Motorola should concentrate more on fulfilling the demand than in supplying a "variety" of speeds. What's the big difference between a 933Mhz and a 1GHz? And is it worth the logistical heartburn?
Apr 13, 2001, 06:10 PM
can't imagine they'd make 933 and 1ghz machines..
those numbers have to be off.
Apr 14, 2001, 12:22 AM
Only 550 MHz for the iBook? I want to see close to 700 if iMac supposed to go 750 and G4s at 1 GHz. The 1GHz speed is overdue but it still seems unlikely (but I was shocked at the last jump to 733 from 500 for the G4 recently).
ThE G4s uSe aLoT oF pOwEr wHeN cOmPaReD tO G3s aNd u NeEd aS mUcH bAtTeRy lIfE aS u CaN gEt fRuM a lAptOp. bEsIdEs, tHe G3 sTiLl hAs qUiTe a bIt oF pOtEnTiAl, i rEmEmBeR hEaRiNg pRedIctIoNs (aCtUalLy eDuCaTeD gUeSsEs) tHaT tHe G3s cOuLd gO G3-800MHz...
Anton Szandor LaVey
Apr 14, 2001, 09:16 AM
Sounds like the MysteryMacMan does not know what he is talking about it seems pretty damn clear that it would be pointless havin a 800MHz - 866MHz and 933MHz and 1GHz it is just plain stupid. Also I would have to agree with 'DaveTrappedInWindowsWorld' I know that I and everyone that I know would always go for the higher MHz just like theyd go for the higher RAM and bigger drive, personally I do it as it gives me reasurance that my computer will still be able to use the latest programs for atleast the next 2-4 years. :)
Apr 14, 2001, 04:55 PM
If what you are saying is "why sell anything other than 1ghz" I reply:
ghz is partly just good marketing, a large part of speeding up a computer is a faster hd, more ram, motherboard, backside cache. A discerning buyer can get more bang per buck by buying a fully-loaded "bottom-of-the-line" machine while the fools who shell out $$$ for hz pay our bill.
wUt U sEd iS tRu bUt tHaT'S tHe bEaUtY oF mArKeTiNg. i tHiNk aPpLe wAnTs wInDoZe uSeRs tO sEe tHaT eVeN mAcS cAn hAvE a 1GHz cOrE fReQuEnCy wHiLe tHeY dOn'T eXaCtLy pUt iN bIg bOlD lEtTeRs tHaT tHeY nOw uSe 5400 aNd 7200 rPm AtA dRiVeS iNsTeAd oF gOoD oLd SCSI. wHiLe i tHiNk tHe G4s aRe nIcE, i'm sTiLl hApPy wItH mY 2 8600-300s, aNd mY bEiGe G3 300. aLl eQuIpPeD wItH 7200 and 10000 rPm SCSI dRiVes aNd hAlF a gIg oF rAm eAcH.
May 2, 2001, 11:23 PM
That would be nice! Better yet 1 GHz G5s!!!!!!