Farewell G3!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Pipian, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. Pipian macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2003
    Farewell, Processor that was used in iMac-Powermac-and iBooks!
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Yep, they have served us well, and long.
    Especially long....

    Birth: November 1997 (PowerMac G3 "Beige" @ 233 MHz)
    RIP: October 2003 (iBook "Dual USB" @ 900 Mhz)

    Almost 6 years (!)
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    actually a very good processor, all things considered. I still wonder if it will return, with altivec, at some point? Perhaps being called a G4? Because my understanding is that IBM could push it well past the clock speeds of Moto's G4, and include a higher FSB (200 mhz?).

    Perhaps ibooks will see these high clock speed G3s with altivec when PBs go G5....
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Look again, the G3 iBook is still there -- moved opposite the Legacy PowerMac.

    But it is stamped with a "limited time" stamp.

    The do have the big contracts to clear that they have in the pipeline.
  5. ewoh24 macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2003
    So what is the point of a 12" PowerBook at this point? Minus a few minor details, dosen't it seem like a better deal to get a 933 Mhz 14" iBook for $1299 vs. a 12" 1 Ghz at $1599? I don't quite understand Apple's rationale for this upgrade. Besides, I had heard that the G3 was going to be available soon at up to 1.3 Ghz? I would much rather have seen that be available in the iBooks.
  6. ewoh24 macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2003
  7. frescies macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Good by my A**! My 900mhz ibook is still alive and kickin'

    It's a legend if you ask me.
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    The G3 is still available for upgrade cards.

    From my experience, it runs faster than the same speed G4 for non-AltiVec-enhanced applications.
  9. ScottDodson macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2003
    Call me ridiculous....but I loved my G3 ibook and had to sell it a week ago. What did I do??? I went out and bought myslef a second hand B&W G3 for a jukebox!!! I guess I never escape the death grip the G3 has put on me ;)


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