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akuma
Sep 17, 2001, 08:56 AM
Saw this today and thought all would be interested....

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/39/21692.html


---from the above article----

"The new CPU will be offered at 800MHz, 1GHz, 1.2GHz, 1.4GHz and 1.6GHz, and while the first two are nominally aimed at the embedded space - the others are aimed straight at the desktop, we hear - we can see Apple using them as to transition over from the top end G4, the PowerPC 7450. "

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Hopefully this will come true..

---and yes, I know I spelt motorola wrong in the thread's subject line, major typo on my part.....

[Edited by akuma on 09-17-2001 at 10:33 AM]

Scab Cake
Sep 17, 2001, 10:35 AM
ARRRR...I hope these won't be released soon. I just paid $3200 for my first computer (G4 867 with 17" LCD, education pricing) and I'd hate to think that if I waited 4 months, I could have gotten a computer with much more horsepower. If these rumors come close to being true by the end of the year, I guess that means that I'll be ebay-ing it off. Eh, probably not, but oh well. It'll still kinda suck...only for me, not Apple in general. :)

akuma
Sep 17, 2001, 10:45 AM
i dig your webpage scab

[Edited by akuma on 09-17-2001 at 11:53 AM]

greenplasticcup
Sep 17, 2001, 04:03 PM
while I sympathize with you, you should know that anytime you buy a computer, you are destined for the next greatest thing coming up within a year. I wouldn't say that I hope that the upgrades aren't soon just so you feel better about your purchase.

That's the life of buying computers.

Sounds like you got a nice system.

Catfish_Man
Sep 17, 2001, 10:39 PM
I've been looking around, this info is all over the web. Practically every mac news site has it, but they all found out about it from the register. Doesn't it seem a bit suspicious that only one site would have direct info about it?

evildead
Sep 18, 2001, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by Scab Cake
ARRRR...I hope these won't be released soon. I just paid $3200 for my first computer (G4 867 with 17" LCD, education pricing) and I'd hate to think that if I waited 4 months, I could have gotten a computer with much more horsepower. If these rumors come close to being true by the end of the year, I guess that means that I'll be ebay-ing it off. Eh, probably not, but oh well. It'll still kinda suck...only for me, not Apple in general. :)


I just did the same thing :-(

well... at least I love my G4

chassell
Sep 18, 2001, 02:20 PM
With Apple's recent crackdowns on leaks, it isn't too hard to imagine why you arn't seeing a ton of confirmation on this story, though a good portion of the information more or less matches up with other bits and pieces released by Motorola, Apple and others recently.

Anyone have a good take on what the longer pipeline will do to performance? Most people have been really disappointed with the Pentium 4 performance which is being blamed on the longer pipeline, and I'm wondering if we can expect a similar result with the G5 (though I wouldn't expect that dramatic of hit)

spikey
Sep 20, 2001, 12:12 PM
no, no it wont.

There is nothing wrong with a 10 stage pipeling as long as the performance per Mhz is still good.
And from what i we have heard the G5s is awesome.
The pentium 4s problem is it was released before they had finished it, the original design was pretty good. But because intel rushed the chip and did not follow the original design then they could not produce a chip to match the G4 or the Athlon.

evildead
Sep 20, 2001, 02:05 PM
Check out this link:

http://www.macosrumors.com/

They have posted some more specs on the G5... looks nice... very nice. If its all true

MrMacMan
Sep 21, 2001, 03:43 PM
I'm back and worse then ever. Cause My imac is broke. If any one can help or knows ppeople that can reparir a imac in the Long Island area please e-mail me.


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