970 or 970fx?

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  1. MacTruck macrumors 65816

    MacTruck

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    Picked up another G5 at apple store refurb. I have read that some of them came with the 970 and some with the 970fx. How do you find out on the computer what processor it is? Can it be found in system info?
     
  2. eXan macrumors 601

    eXan

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    You could probably look in the System Profiler. I never owned a G5, so I cannot tell you more
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Using the terminal type in...

    ioreg -l | grep cpu-version

    to get the PVR/PID value.

    A CPU version of <003c0300> equates to PowerPc 970fx rev 3
    A CPU version of <00390202> equates to PowerPc 970 rev 2.2

    Don't know what the newer 2.3/2.5/2.7 show up as... :confused:

    Edit - Use the Terminal, and just using ioreg -l will print everything out.
     
  4. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    Didn't work for me.

    EDIT: But in system profiler, CPU Type: PowerPC 970 (2.2) which makes since as this was a first gen. dual 1.8 that I got after the WWDC 04 refreash.
     

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