2.6GHz PowerMac G5s at MacWorld SF 2004?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    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.
  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
  3. bommai macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2003
    Melbourne, FL
    Holy Sh*t

    This is great news. Bumping up by several 100MHz is quite refreshing.
  4. TMay macrumors 68000

    Dec 24, 2001
    Carson City, NV
    oh my!!!

    Dual 2.6 would be the one that takes my lunch money.
  5. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    Why don't they just go all dual with that range, it would cleary define the difference between the imac and the pmac.
  6. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

    Apr 9, 2003
    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.
  7. jamesatzones macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2003
    If they release these with a 30" HD Display and I will be a very happy person...
  8. Mudbug Administrator emeritus


    Jun 28, 2002
    North Central Colorado
    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
  9. MacMarino macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    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?
  10. the_mole1314 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2003
    Akron, OH
    Woah, 2.6ghz G5. Um, wow. I really don't know what to say. WOW!
  11. wymer100 macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2002
    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.
  12. MattG macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2003
    Fletcher, NC
    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.
  13. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Yummy. Does that mean they might be faster than 3.0 GHz by WWDC? Can you imagine a Dual 3.2 GHz PowerMac? Wow.

  14. SBG88 macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2003
    Hope its true. Can't wait for the I got ripped off threads.
  15. cthorp macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2002
    Western North Carolina
    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.
  16. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

    crap freakboy

    Jul 17, 2002
    nar in Gainsborough, me duck
    exactly my thoughts...I can hear those early adopters typing already
  17. Some_Big_Spoon macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2003
    New York, NY
    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.
  18. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2003
    that would mean
    imac lineup(old 130nm processors)
    1.6 g5 15"
    1.8 g5 17"
    2.0 g5 20"

    1.25 g4
    1.33 g4

    1.25 g4
    1.33 g4

    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
  19. brhmac macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2003
    Planet Earth
    Maybe this is my grumpy mood talking, but


    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.
  20. JoeRadar macrumors regular

    May 28, 2003
    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.
  21. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2003
    Re: Maybe this is my grumpy mood talking, but

    Yawn actually your making me sleepy
  22. GregGomer macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2002
    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.
  23. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    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.
  24. LimeLite macrumors 6502a


    Mar 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, Ca
    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.
  25. ImAlwaysRight macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2002
    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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