Apple boosts Power Mac G5 to dual-2.5GHz

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  1. macrumors G3

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    According to Macworld.co.uk it was leaked on the UK site earlier...

    Apple is about to announce "The new Power Mac G5".

    According to information that was briefly posted on Apple's UK Web site briefly, the new Power Mac G5 will include dual processors across the board at up to 2.5GHz PowerPC G5, and a new liquid-cooling system and 8x DVD-R SuperDrive.

    It will be priced from £1,449 including VAT

    http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=8871
     
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    Sweet, if this is right, I will probably buy one of these, that's a good price!
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    2.5 ..... Bleh! :mad:
     
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    edesignuk

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    I agree, I want 3.0GHz, but 1449 for a dual 2.5 is fantastic!
     
  5. thread starter macrumors G3

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    it sounds abit cheap to me... maybe that's for the entry model??

    okay it is for the entry model
     

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  6. macrumors 6502

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    That will be for the entry model for sure. Not the 2.5.
     
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    Same leak in Apple Store France G5 2X2,5 Ghz with new cooling system and 8X Superdrive; First price 2229€ 19,6% VAT included

    z-)
     
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    edesignuk

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    Yeah, was just about to say that :( "from" £1449 :(
     
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    The price sounds great to me just bring it on !!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Maybe this is going to be a new tradition. Leak stuff about new PowerMacs a day or so ahead of time.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    Great to see. What about the 3Ghz Steve promised?

    :(
     
  12. thread starter macrumors G3

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    well in all fairness to him, he did revise his original statement at Paris from 'within 12 months' to 'by the end of next summer'.

    if IBM can't make 'em, then Apple can't ship 'em.

    can't wait to see the benchmarks though. :)
     
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    liquid cooling...mmm
     
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    But 11 months for .5 GHz upgrade in processor speed? That's a long wait for a little update.

    Not that I'm complaining, mind you :D

    And I'm sure it was a mistake that someone is going to be regretting.....

    D
     
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    i wonder about the whole lineups prices? Will they all be slightly reduced?
     
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    Dont Hurt Me

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    maybe so, but it sure is better then waiting a year for 100 mhz like we got from motostink. plus we know IBM is working on all kinds of new goodies.
     
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    a 25% increase in power isnt bad, havent intel only increased their power by 200mgz in a year? or am i talking rubbish?
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    They've done much more than that ;)
     
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    I wonder how long until the "Apple is going down!!!!!" comments. :D

    I'm extremely happy with my Dual G5 (ancient top of the line :( :D ), but i might consider buying this one to replace my ancient PB 550Mhz at the office. We shall see... I'm very interested in the Liquid cooling, thats for sure! If this G5 is already extremely quiet (except that stupid PSU chirping) this new one should be fantastic!
     
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    Its up, as predicted 2.5, 2 and 1.8...now for the store updates
     
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    theyre here in the US!!!1
     
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    Whoo This absolutly great i didn't think they would be out today i really expected them for WWDC. WWDC is gonna be well good!!!!!!
    :D :D :D :D
     
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