View Full Version : 90nm IBM 750GX+?

Jul 25, 2003, 03:29 PM
I wonder if there is any weight to this article found at The Linley Group website;


Quoting from the page;

"The 750GX carries a list price of about $160 for the 1.1GHz version, but the chip will also be available at speeds down to 733MHz for as little as $80, effectively obsoleting the 750FX except at its lowest speed of 600MHz."

"We believe that IBM is already working on a 90nm product, due in 1H04, that will push the 750 to 1.4GHz. But soon, the company will need to ditch the G3 in favor of a more modern microarchitecture."

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Certainly if the "750GX+", if it were to go down to 90nm, it could maybe reach speeds of 1.4ghz while keeping power consumption around 8W.

Perhaps this will be the end of the PowerPC G3 line......... ?


Jul 25, 2003, 08:19 PM
The g3 line should have been discontinued like two years ago. we should have had 2 ghz ibooks but motorola messed apple up

Jul 25, 2003, 08:58 PM
the g3 processors are actually almost outpasing the g4, the G3 is a great processor espcially for how long it has kept up with moto. But moto has really screwed the g4, apple and themselves.

Jul 26, 2003, 08:56 PM
I have heard it said several times that the G3's from IBM are faster than Motorola's G4's. Is there any data or benchmarks that support this? Or is it just hearsay?

Jul 26, 2003, 09:10 PM
The G3 is faster in most non-altivec tasks at the same or almost same clock speed. For example the 900 Mhz iBook beats the 867 12" PowerBook in some tasks, but loses dramatically in such things as iMovie renders and Photoshop filters.