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melchior
May 14, 2004, 08:32 PM
I am wondering if people have any favourite resources that i frequently updated, listing details of components inside macs... cpu's, bus speeds, hd's etc... seperating between each revision.

Sun Baked
May 14, 2004, 08:48 PM
I just use www.lowendmac.com for the basic information on the machines and Apple for the more detailed news.

Apple's stuff is at http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Hardware/hardware2.html

7on
May 14, 2004, 09:00 PM
http://apple-history.com

there is also an app call Mactracker for offline viewing.

melchior
May 14, 2004, 09:02 PM
neither of those have been updated recently... :rolleyes:

anything else? everymac.com is the one i have always used but i am hoping there is something better...


specificially, since *someone* might read this this and it's not worth reposting...

can anyone confirm the new emac's cpu? i am under the impression it is a 7447a but it is not easy thing to track down...

Sun Baked
May 14, 2004, 09:10 PM
neither of those have been updated recently... :rolleyes: Really, Apple says they just posted the new eMac stuff on 4-20-2004 and the iBook/Powerbook12,15,17 on 4-19-2004

melchior
May 14, 2004, 09:17 PM
Really, Apple says they just posted the new eMac stuff on 4-20-2004 and the iBook/Powerbook12,15,17 on 4-19-2004

sorry, i didn't quite tell the full point. that specific document has been updated but does not list the processor model. it links to a document still referring to 800mhz and 1ghz on the motorolla site. (datasheets for the 7457) but the new emacs obviously do not have this processor... frustrating to find out a piece of information that should be fairly obvious.... why is the processor model a secret?

Sun Baked
May 14, 2004, 09:41 PM
Apple killed the processor model scheme when the went from the 601, 603, 604 designations to the Gx numbering scheme.

Seems people were getting confused thinking that a 603 at 225 MHz was faster than a 604 at 200MHz -- the Gx numbering cleared that up, as did not releasing faster MHz low-end machines than high-end machine.

Don't expect Apple to go back to a model numbering scheme, the Gx keeps the marketing simple.

But even Motorola's 7455 went through 3 major models, with the last one darn near a 7457 on a larger process. So there are times when even having a model number won't get you all the way there.

And the 7457 is basically the same chip as the 7447 -- only difference is you expect a L3 cache on the 7457 and not when you hear 7447.

The 7457 is just the generic name at Freescale for that generation chip.