Apple links to article on OC'd MPC7455 in new towers...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ELYXR, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. ELYXR macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2002
    "I look at the new G4 Dual Processor towers from Apple and I realize we are living in the golden age of factory hot-rodded computers. Apple has taken a couple of the Motorola MPC 7455 chips, which are specked out from the factory to run at a maximum frequency of 1000 MHz, and bumped them up to 1.42 GHz. Hey, it even sounds like a hot rod with blowers."

    I guess this is definitive then... All G4's above 1Ghz are over-clocked. Apple endorsed the article by linking to it on the "Hot News" section. So I guess it's true then? I'd love to hear anyones take on it... here's the link:
  2. Hemingray macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
    Not only that, but the article is in serious need of proofreading...

    I'm assuming the appearances of "2"s are meant to be double quotes, and "1"s are meant to be single quotes. Odd.
  3. boskie macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2001
    North Side Of Itchy Town
    It seems so. Looking at Motorala it states that the max operating frequency is 1000MHz @ 1.3v.

    Apple MUST be the masters of cooling to get these to run at higher frequencies:)
  4. britboy macrumors 68030


    Nov 4, 2001
    Kent, UK

    Actually, i think that (for example) 172 is referring to the 17.2 inch display, 202 the 20.2 inch display, etc. Just an odd way to talk about them really, although it still needs proof-reading for other typos.
  5. backspinner macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2002
    Re: Apple links to article on OC'd MPC7455 in new towers...

    yeah, and Bush is asking for a recount :)
  6. Jimong5 macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    This site doesnt even note the Radeon IS NOT on the PCI bus, but on the AGP bus, which is extra weird because there isnt even a Radeon 9000 PCI around.
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Re: Apple links to article on OC'd MPC7455 in new towers...

    If the author actually believes Apple is selling machine that they themselves are overclocking well above Motorola's 1000MHz factory specs, it's pointless to even bother trying to educate him -- he's most likely got some sort of mental deficiency.

    It would probably be easier to educate a cabbage.

    If Apple was indeed overclocking G4s you’d definitely see a whole lot of proof floating around, such as images of the new machines having a Motorola speed stamps well below the 1.42GHz, 1.33GHz, 1.25 GHz stamped on Apple's boxes. And I have not seen those.

    They're different spec processors – one for portables, one for normal applications, and one for performance applications (which the PowerMac is).

    Plus when the 7455 first came out there were hints that processors did clock much higher than anticipated, but the yield sucked.

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