Apple Intel Power Mac Desktop

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  1. alpha mac G4 macrumors newbie

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    Does any one know when Apple is going to come out with an Intel Desktop Power Mac Tower Computor and what would the specs be?
     
  2. risc macrumors 68030

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    August 7 as for the specs who knows the Intel Conroe and Woodcrest will be in production so they would be a good guess.
     
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    Specs are unknown, the new Xeon is apparently likely, although I've also heard rumours of an Apple-specific chip. I'm hoping for an HD-DVD drive too (before anyone says "Apple's a Blu-Ray supporter!" please note that they're also an HD-DVD supporter).
     
  4. smeegs macrumors newbie

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    Where does it say that they're a HD DVD supporter?

    I was under the impression that they were only a member of the Blu-Ray camp.
     
  5. crees! macrumors 68000

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    With a name that long. Never.
     
  6. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    I think we'll see them announced at WWDC in August
     
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    A lot of people are, hence my clarification above.

    This press release, for example, states "Apple is committed to both emerging high definition DVD standards—Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD. Apple is an active member of the DVD Forum which developed the HD DVD standard, and last month joined the Board of Directors of the Blu-ray Disc Association."
     
  8. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    It was already released...

    Didn't you get the memo???

    And hopefully, for your sake, this computEr has built in spellcheck...

    Other than that, I heard the Mac Pro is coming out on Tuesday and will be powered by unicorns and gnomes on treadmills.
     
  9. ffakr macrumors 6502a

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    Woodcrest or Conroe

    Apple could honestly go either way, with Conroe or Woodcrest.

    Woodcrest has already been announced but it won't ship for a couple weeks. Dell had Woodcrest (core2 Xeon) servers up but they won't list a ship date.

    The real question will be, will Apple ship the line with dual dual-core or with one dual-core and are they interested in FullyBuffered DIMMs? The new memory is compelling but DDR2 will end up being cheaper. Surprisingly, the Dell memory configs for FBD doesn't seem that bad. I was initially spooked by the fact that it's RAMBUS technology.

    I think if Apple is still interested in selling Big beastly towers with lots of RAM slots and lots of board bandwidth they'll release at least one Core2 Xeon desktop workstation. Remember, Apple has been shipping two motherboard configurations for the G5s for most of their revisions.. and they did the same for the first couple revs of the Powermac G4s. I could see a single Conroe on the lower end.. and a full blown dual Woodcrest workstaton on the high end.
    There's no reason for such a machine to wait for WWDC though I think that was Apple's intention at the beginning of this year but Intel has since pushed up the time table. If you remember, at the beginning of the year, Woodcrest was due in July-August with Conroe to be released in August(ish). We're a month ahead on those release dates.

    I think we might actually see the server and desktop rev before WWDC BUT Apple's in no great hury to rush pro machines since a lot of Pro software isn't universal yet. The only thing pushing Apple is probably that they don't want to be the last one to the party when the hardware is available. It just doesn't look good if Apple releases a workstation based of Core2 a month after Dell releases their workstatons.

    ffakr
     
  10. zap2 macrumors 604

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    If Apple supporting both, it really means they are going to sit back, watch the war happen, and then support one format(they winning one). Apples not going to get in on this war, which means it will arrive to Macs after PC get them but Apple's Macs will be have the winner

    Thats what i think will happen.

    Or a BTO option with blue-ray or HD-DVD
     

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