Did G3/G4/G5 chips have codenames?

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  1. volvoben macrumors 6502

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    Just a (very) random question, but were there codenames (ala intel & amd, woodcrest, merom, yonah, coppermine, palermo etc etc etc) for motorola or IBM chips?

    My computer nomenclature is based on these codenames instead of user's names for various reasons, but the only nicknames i know for G3/G4/G5 processors are their numbers (4557 or 970 etc).

    Thanks!
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Actually G3 G4 G5 were the codenames as the actual PPC processor names were the PPC 750 (G3) and other names similar for the G4 and G5.

    Then there were Apple's codenames for there various machines. Like the B&W was Yosemite, and the first G4 was Sawtooth, and so on.

    EDIT: http://apple-history.com/ (check it out)
     
  3. volvoben thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I guess there is no codename of the same type. I know G5 etc are just marketing names given to a whole series of chips, but AMD and Intel chips have always given each of their cores a codename. ie. I'm on a Pentium III "Tualatin" chip at work right now. The equivalent for PPC chips is the 7455 etc name, although i guess all G5 chips would be PPC970...

    I think I'll just name the machines "PPC7455" etc.
     

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