Confirmewd G4 specs (from Apple's web site)

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  1. Kid Red macrumors 65816

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    Someone over at appleinsider grabbed this from Apple's eduction web site/page whatever-

    http://www.geocities.com/vision_ar/new_specs.html has the saved source.

    Here's the breakdown-


    Processor
    800-MHz Power PC G4
    933-MHz Power PC G4
    Dual 1-GHz Power PC G4
    On-chip cache
    256K L2 at 800 MHz
    256K L2 at 933 MHz
    256K L2 at 1 GHz per processor
    L3 cache (DDR SDRAM)

    2MB with 3.7-GBps throughput
    2MB per processor with 4-GBps throughput
    Main memory (PC 133 SDRAM)
    256MB
    256MB
    512MB
    Hard disk drive
    40GB (7200 rpm)
    60GB (7200 rpm)
    80GB (7200 rpm)
    Graphics support
    ATI Radeon 7500 with 32MB of DDR RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce4 MX with 64MB of DDR RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce4 MX with 64MB of DDR RAM
    Optical drive
    CD-RW
    SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    FireWire
    Two ports
    Two ports
    Two ports
    USB
    Four ports
    Four ports
    Four ports
    PCI
    Four slots
    Four slots
    Four slots
    Ethernet
    10/100/1000BASE-T
    10/100/1000BASE-T
    10/100/1000BASE-T
    Wireless networking
    AirPort ready
    AirPort ready
    AirPort ready
    Modem
    56K
    56K
    56K
    Accessories
    Apple Pro Keyboard, Apple Pro Mouse, and modem cable
    Applications and tools
    Mac OS X v10.1 and Mac OS 9.2; QuickTime,
    iMovie 2, iDVD 2 (requires SuperDrive),
    iPhoto, iTunes 2, DVD Player, Mac OS X Mail,
    Microsoft Internet Explorer, EarthLink, Acrobat
    Reader 5.0, Art Director’s Toolkit, FAXstf 10.0
    Preview, FileMaker Pro 5.5 Trial, Graphic
    Converter, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, PCalc,
    PixelNhance, and Snapz Pro X; Apple
    Hardware Test CD
    Training
    Complete setup, learning, and reference documentation
    Service and support
    90 days of telephone support and a one-year limited warranty
    Internet service
    30 days of free Internet service through EarthLink
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  2. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    gef4 isn't too feasible but hey whatever.

    if the gef4 was ready, nvidia would have told us by now, especially due to the war they are having with ATI.

    altho, taking another look i might believe it because of the links. but after spymac i think everyone makes sure not to believe. that was funny to watch.
     
  3. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    It's certainly possible...

    ...but they're already using the 800MHz G4 in the iMac. Unless they can get a LOT of 800MHz G4s they aren't going to put it in both lines.
     
  4. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    I completely agree about the GF4.. nVidia would be announcing the chip all over the place, and has anyone heard a peep about it??? Not even any write ups in magazines where they give preliminary units to. I have found that at least a month or two before the card hits the market, the makers announce them. That way, the market is primed and ready to buy as soon as they become available.

    I am also more then a little leery of the dual 1GHz set. Judging from past history, Apple releases two single, and a dual processor model. So far, the dual is the middle speed per chip (combines to make it much faster then either of the other two). Such as the present line of the 733, dual 800, and 867 models. Since the combination has worked for Apple so far, why would they change now?

    I will believe the new models, when they are announced by Apple. Whatever the speeds are, they are. I would hope that we have more then just nVidia cards available in the BTO (for AGP video, not including PCI). I would like to see the Radeon 8500 as an option.

    I would hope that the announcements come out soon, either at Seybold (feb.), or in MW-Tokyo (March). If there is nothing at either of those two shows, then the next chance would most likely be at MWNY in July.

    Lets hope for the best, but expect the worst. That way, we won't be too disappointed.
     
  5. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I'm still not putting any eggs in any baskets....

    just going to wait it out....so I can be more surprised...he he he...:p
     
  6. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    well if it WAS on the site its not there anymore. i just signed on to earn and learn and there is nothing. taking the links and pasting them doesnt work either. i guess theres always a slight chance that some webmaster is gonna get fired.
     
  7. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    I'm just going to keep my eyes closed and repeat G5 to myself. :p
     
  8. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Maybe we should set up a mantra, or a chain email about it... :D
     
  9. -=AsukA=- macrumors member

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    BS!

    yea i know i was wrong on the whole new G4 tower thing.... but from what this guy said. TOTAL CRAP! the low end tower is lower than the best new iMac! a 40 gig HD? 800MHz G4? 256 RAM? come on! even the low end Pro line up would be better than the best iMac! after all its a step up in quality, power! (and price)

    I dont think apple will sell the G4 anymore (in pro line up desk tops) the G5 will replace the pro end computers.(exsept for the power book, wich i bet apple is hard at work makeing a G5 version, due sometime next year!) after all the iMac is G4! Pros dont want the same chip, they want better! and MHz makes them mad! I bet we wont ever see a new pro desktop with less than a 1 GHz processing power! it may take untill tokyo, but the G5 IS comming!

    -and a GForce 4? HA! come on! not even dell or any other PEE CEE company would put that in a package yet, to new! If anything a GForce 3 or the best radion pro!

    -and considering the best iMac has a DVD-R drive why would the lowest tower not have a DVD-R drive? (yea i know its called a super drive!)
    when apple releases new towers at Tokyo, or Seybold, all variations wil have super drive, considering prices have gone WAY down, and people want more features rather than a big Hz number!

    my 2¢ at least!
     
  10. Onyxx macrumors regular

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    plop... yet another confirmed rumor

    will the bull**** ever end? has anyone ever heard of actually proving your confirmation with some hard evidence (aka corporate urls, links to a site that isn't hosted on geocities, thumb scan from Jobs ;) )

    stop *trying* to pull our legs. its getting a little old.
     
  11. udannlin macrumors member

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    It may be tht Apple wants to make a dual announcement with their new primary video supplier...
     
  12. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    Re: plop... yet another confirmed rumor

    will the bull**** ever end?









    No... It wont...
     
  14. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    GeForce4

    I saw a thread around here a few days ago of Nvidia releasing Geforce4.... It's about done..... so theres a chance that it would be used in the G5....



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  15. pc_convert? macrumors regular

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    There's been lots about the GeForce4, Xbitlabs had some stuff on it that they had to remove, ithey even had box shots.

    Geforce 4 is supposed to be released in early Feb, so there is a possiblity of dual announcement .

    "The fastest PowerMac combined with the fastest 3D graphics card..."
     
  16. Falleron macrumors 68000

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    The Geforce 4 is supposed to be released on feb. 5th.
     
  17. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    The link gets you to the site, but when you select anything on the left... you get 0 information. Select 'video' and you get a refreshed page with a video icon in the main frame, but no text or any information/images at all.

    If this site is peecee only, then why put in the url, if it is supposed to work on the Mac too, then someone needs to slap them boys.
     
  18. pc_convert? macrumors regular

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    As I said the site had to take down the info. It's very unlikely that GeForce4 is PC only, Nvidia are really trying to promote themselves as the standard in 3D graphics, this basically means that they have to develop for Macs.

    I'm not sure but I believe the GeForce Hardware is the same for PC's and Macs (both AGP standard). The only difference is the driver. I remember reading about a guy who brought a PC GeForce card (less expensive than the Mac one) downloaded the drivers and installed it and everything went okay.

    I'll try and find the link and post it.
     
  19. Kid Red thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Re: plop... yet another confirmed rumor

    mm, why would I want to pull your leg? Anyways:rolleyes:

    For the "coporate urls" http://learnandearn.apple.com/cgi-b...arn.woa/9/wo/fUjgb2mFXR53ZOQ6Z2/49.19.3.1.0.1

    I was told it hasd been taken down.

    I am merely relaying a post I found on-

    http://bbs.xlr8yourmac.com/ubb/Forum22/HTML/000535.html

    So all the Bull**** must be coming from somewhere else. And all the talk about ragging on ****ing posters would care to share some info they found and cut and paste all the ****ing info for the memebers of this forum to read, you need to get a ****ing life, because posters like you and postings like yours are getting old :rolleyes:

    <please excuse my rant>
     
  20. pc_convert? macrumors regular

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    well said Kid Red!

    Onyxx this is the Hardware Rumors forum, the clue is in the title :rolleyes:
     
  21. evildead macrumors 65816

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    how did the site look?

    Any one see the site that started this tread? How does it look? Does it look at least like Apple site? I tyied to get to it but it is:

    "Sorry, this site is temporarily unavailable! The web site you are trying to access has exceeded its allocated data transfer. Visit our help area for more information"
     
  22. Kid Red thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Re: how did the site look?

    Someone copied over the source code and saved it to the above link. It looked legit, the education images wouldn't load (becuase they were looking for apple's server and it wasn't on ppe's server) It spoke to the education people about what they can upgrade to, then the above specs then some more education graphics and © and links back to apple.

    This would be very hard to fake because of the source code. Someone would have to take and actual education page, then call all the links, and images, then create their own specs, etc.

    The person that posted this at XLR8YOURMAC said he saw it on their site and grabbed it before they yanked it. He defended himself fairly well, making a believer of me. (obviously)
     
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