Are the rank titles gonna change now that Apple has moved to Intel?

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  1. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the rankings (like 6502, 601, etc.) part of this PowerPC name thing, and the numbers are names for the processors?

    If so, shouldn't there be NEW member names, like P4M or CM or Centrino, etc. but in number form?

    Just wondering...
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    601 is the first ranking that is a PowerPC (and, AFAIK, the first PPC in a Mac)...the rankings are the historical sequence of chips that Apples used, but it actually stops well short of anything used by Apple today, let alone when Intel comes in, FWIW. At least, assuming there aren't hidden titles beyond 601. ;)
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I thought it was established in this thread that there were further rankings but no-one had hit them yet (or at least hadn't hit them without being a Mod/Demi-God/Contributor)

    Since we're nowhere the 970s yet, I suspect it will be a long time before the need for a Yonah rank becomes critical...
     
  4. arn macrumors god

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    It's been answered already... but the 6502 was the processor used in the Apple I. so, the names are historical.

    arn
     
  5. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    I thought the numbers were just random.... o well i guess you learn something new every day!!! :eek:
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That is very interesting, I always wondered about the actual meaning of the rank numbers. Historical means a lot of sense. ;)
     
  7. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Man, how many post s a day would we need to make the new Intel rankings? :D
     
  8. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Mr. Anderson might get close.... in 30 years.
     
  9. Mord macrumors G4

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    damn logarithmic ranks, only 10,000,000 posts to yonah.
     
  10. themacman macrumors 6502

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    could someone please explain to me the whole name thing. I am a regular what would be next and
     
  11. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Newbie = 0 - 29 posts
    Member => 30 posts
    Regular => 100 posts
    6502 => 500 posts (with avatar)
    65816 => 1000 posts
    65832 => 1500 posts
    68000 => 1505 posts
    68010 => 2000 posts
    68020 => 2005 posts
    68030 => 2500 posts
    etc....

    Demi-gods/godesses and contributors have paid a subscription and their ranking is reflected as such.
     
  12. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Haha, this is just too funny. Don't worry, tis only funny cos it took me time to work out too.
     
  13. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    I say we just forget this whole thing and go back to the pirate names. :p
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Aye! :D
     
  15. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    I want to have around 50,000 posts, then see what the ranking is!
     
  16. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Here is a good place for you to make one of your posts. I wondered if you'd have a story to tell.
     
  17. ObsidianIce macrumors 6502

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    Interesting..i had no idea...only another year till i hit memeber status it seems. Thanks for the info.

    edit...how ironic...this post made me a member i think...
     
  18. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    A little OT but had to ask... which Mac used the 68010 processor? I can't recall..

    the 128k,512k,Plus and SE used the 68000, the Mac II that came out at the same time as the SE had a 68020 ... the Apple III had some modified 6502 on it IIRC

    Either my memory is starting to play tricks on me or there was no Apple computer with a 68010 chip on it?

    I know I could look this up, but I'd rather be enlightened by fellow Macrumor users
     
  19. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I be with ye!
     
  20. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Notice how you only get that ranking for 5 posts? ;)
     
  21. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    IIRC the 68010 was a development chip that would have made it into a revised Plus except the 68020 came along and they scrapped the whole thing. it's been about a decade since i read that book so i might be wrong..
     
  22. cubist macrumors 68020

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    No, I had a 68010 machine, but it wasn't a Mac. BTW, can I stop being a "demi-god"? I thought that was supposed to expire after a year anyway. I'd like to have a processor ranking :cool:
     
  23. Mord macrumors G4

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    yeah, one of my friends had one in his amiga, was always gloating it was faster than my 68000 :mad:,

    and thats the one thing that annoys me about contributing, i want to keep my processor rating god damn it
     
  24. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Contribute under another username as Hector2?
     

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