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macphoria
Oct 9, 2003, 04:54 AM
It is not likely that G5 motherboard upgrade will come out for G4 Power Macs, due to technical differences. Maybe it will, I just don't know.

But my question is, now that Power Mac line has gone over to 64 bit G5, do you think third party motherboard upgrade makers will continue building G4 motherboard upgrades for Power Macs? Should Motorola (or IBM) come up with faster G4, do you think they will utilize this and come out with faster G4 motherboards?

Dual 2GHz G4 anyone?

Brian Bosworth
Oct 9, 2003, 01:50 PM
list me a few 3rd party manufacturers of motherboards

Lanbrown
Oct 9, 2003, 02:14 PM
The 7457 is a faster G4. While the clock speeds are comparable to the revised 7455, there is room to increase the clock speeds further.

macphoria
Oct 9, 2003, 05:28 PM
list me a few 3rd party manufacturers of motherboards
Powerlogix, Sonnet Technologies, Newer Technology...

Lanbrown
Oct 10, 2003, 08:08 AM
They all make CPU upgrade cards, not motherboards.

macphoria
Oct 10, 2003, 10:32 AM
They all make CPU upgrade cards, not motherboards.
You are right. Pardon my ignorance.

Lanbrown
Oct 10, 2003, 11:18 AM
You probably will see 7457 chips in upgrade cards in the future, how soon is unknown. Availability and price are the top two concerns.

Brian Bosworth
Oct 10, 2003, 11:51 AM
I wish they did....