2004 G5 Specs

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by hummerh3, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. hummerh3 macrumors newbie

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    If Pentium 4 hits a wild number like dual 4.8 GHz by August 2004, how can the Dual 3 GHz G5 compete when there's a total difference of 3.6 GHz? Does anybody know what numbers the Pentium 4 will reach by summer '04? Is it likely that the Powerbook G5 will have a single processor speed of 3 GHz or dual processors with perhaps less speed? Can we expect more RAM, and a 2MB cache (per processor?), maybe L3?

    Will
     
  2. iJon macrumors 604

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    these threads never make sense. august 2003 just passsed. why dont we wait till we get closer. plus 2.6 ghz will be a hefty jump, dont know if they will get it done in less than a year. im not to worried.

    iJon
     
  3. hummerh3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    true
    no need to worry i guess. it's way too early to be asking this--i'm just so impatient
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  4. iJon macrumors 604

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    have they claimed thats how fast they will be by then (pentiums, not the g5's)

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  5. acj macrumors 6502

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    They are not supposed to be a whole lot faster in GHz, but about 20-25% faster PER MHz. This due to SSE3, 1MB cache, and other improvements. They are looking at about 3.8GHz by then

    The register, however (ha!) Seems to think the Pentium V (after prescott) will run from 5-7GHz and be released summer 2004.
     
  6. hummerh3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    4.8 GHz is just a number i heard somewhere in the forum, a guess by someone. I can't find the thread @ the moment though.
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If MicroSoft can actually release a decent OS that includes cures for the largest drawbacks of the current OS in 2004, then a 1GHz G4 iMac will have trouble competing against a 4.8GHz PC.

    Until then, states like Massachusetts will continue to embrace Wintel alternatives, and the 1GHz G4 iMac may stand a chance against a 4.8GHz Wintel PC.
     

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