2.6GHz PowerMac G5s at MacWorld SF 2004?

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    Appleinsider claims that IBM is currently producing 90nm G5s in volume at speeds of 2GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.4GHz and 2.6GHz.

    Apple is expected to announce these new G5 processors in speed bumped PowerMacs at the January according to one source at Appleinsider.

    This would be consistent with previous rumors and whispers that the low-end PowerMac would become a single 2.0GHz G5.
     
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    i can only hope!!

    :D
     
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    Holy Sh*t

    This is great news. Bumping up by several 100MHz is quite refreshing.
     
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    oh my!!!

    Dual 2.6 would be the one that takes my lunch money.
     
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    Why don't they just go all dual with that range, it would cleary define the difference between the imac and the pmac.
     
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    Dual 2.6. Da**.


    here's where people start complaining about how the dual 2.6's are sneaking into their houses and tinkering with the old dual 2's, making them "slow." Kinda cruel how Apple spends money giving them legs and programming them to do that.
     
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    If they release these with a 30" HD Display and I will be a very happy person...
     
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    ok - so now I'm kinda glad we haven't ordered our G5 yet for the office - seems like January may be magic time after all :)

    A dual 2.6 Ghz G5 would make quite a nice stocking stuffer :D
     
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    Which are going to be duals?

    So if the 2 Ghz is going to be a single proc. Which machines are going to have the duals? How much more expensive is it to have a second proc in the G5's? Will you be able to get a second proc. later on?
     
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    Woah, 2.6ghz G5. Um, wow. I really don't know what to say. WOW!
     
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    makes sense

    This speedbump would make sense. Apple would need to get around 2.5GHz at this speedbump in order to get to 3GHz by next summer. Nice to know that IBM can successfully implement a fab process.

    Perhaps a 2GHz 970 at 90nm is needed for the xserve update. Would be pretty sweet as a dual 2GHz in a 1U rig. They would fly off the shelves (until they got installed, of course!) :p

    Now, if only they had this sort of good news about the 980 development.
     
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    Hopefully this means they'll drop the 1.6 and 1.8 completely, and make the Dual 2.0ghz the *ahem* "low-end" model, dropping it's price significantly. Then I may be forced to buy one.
     
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    Yummy. Does that mean they might be faster than 3.0 GHz by WWDC? Can you imagine a Dual 3.2 GHz PowerMac? Wow.

    :D
     
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    Hope its true. Can't wait for the I got ripped off threads.
     
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    spent my lunch money

    Well I guess I have a couple of weeks to enjoy having the top of the line.

    That's ok though because it is one sweet machine.
     
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    exactly my thoughts...I can hear those early adopters typing already
     
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    600 MHz Increase?

    If Apple/IBM were to go from 2GHz to 2.6, that would be the largest speed jump in the least amount of time for any consumer CPU I believe:


    History of x86 Consumer CPU

    I don't doubt it, but it would be an extremely noteworthy feat should it come to be true.
     
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    that would mean
    imac lineup(old 130nm processors)
    1.6 g5 15"
    1.8 g5 17"
    2.0 g5 20"

    emac
    1.25 g4
    1.33 g4


    ibook
    1.25 g4
    1.33 g4

    powermac
    all duals
    2.2 g5 dual
    2.4 g5 dual
    3.6 g5 dual

    powerbook(edit: clarify new 90nm processor)
    2.0 g5
    with diffrent flavors of screen sizes and video cards
     
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    Maybe this is my grumpy mood talking, but

    BOR-ING!

    2.6 GHz?

    Dell is putting 2.8 GHz in laptops. And at a thousand bucks. Apple can't even do it for 3 grand.
     
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    Re: 2.6GHz PowerMac G5s at MacWorld SF 2004?

    Probably not that unreasonable. At WWDC 03 Jobs claimed the G5 would hit 3 GHz in about a year.

    Roughly a half year later, and 2.6 GHz gets us about half way to 3 GHz.
     
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    Re: Maybe this is my grumpy mood talking, but


    Yawn actually your making me sleepy
     
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    Now, lets work on the price

    There is nothing speed wise to hold people back from buying a new G5. So the only hold up would be one of two things, price, and room for more storage etc.

    Lets hope that now they can strat to drop the pricing some, especially since from what I understand, the G5 chip is cheaper to make then the G4 do to IBM's new plant and process. I.e. Motorolla had to throw so many away from each batch, it drove costs up a lot.

    Anyhoo, cheap G5's, Apple couldn't keep up with it. Hopefully we'll get to that point sooner then later.
     
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    They will not do all of that.

    With the way Apple works, I doubt we will see the top of the line machine sporting 2.6 GHz chips. They will do what they have always done, up the top of the line and trickle the chips down.

    So we might see 2.2GHz top of the line, 2.0Ghz Mid range, 1.8 entry level.
     
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    Re: Maybe this is my grumpy mood talking, but

    riiiiight. compare a 2.6Ghz 64-bit PowerPC processor to the 2.8GHz Intel chip that Dell is using. I'm sure they're very similar.
     
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    Wow. If this truly happens in January, buyers of the new dual 1.8 G5 will be pissed to see their machines outdated in one month. :eek:
     
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